'A rich visual feast and a return to the purity of dance and tradition, Stephen Page’s triple bill Corroboree embraces the Dreamtime, a time when animal spirits occupied the land without the influence of humans.
'Corroboree takes a journey through the songlines of three dreamings that are central to the lives of indigenous people: Brolga, Roo and Turtle.'
'Brolga- a ritualistic cleansing of the spirit, wet season in the meeting grounds of Arnhem Land.'
'Roo – stalking of prey in the headlights, the very essence of time and fear.'
'Turtle – sand, sea and the waters of the Torres Strait, the everyday turbulence of birth and death.'
'Quietly political and evocative, Corroboree strives to bring attention to the origins of life.'
Premiered in 2001 at Optus Playhouse, Brisbane
Toured: 2001 National Tour – Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne; 2001 International Tour – USA (16 city tour); 2002 International Tour – Asia (Beijing, Hong Kong, Guangzhou) & Monaco; and 2013 Regional Tour (Brolga as a part of Kinship) – Victoria & Tasmania.
Choreographer: Stephen Page
Music: David Page & Steve Francis
Set Design: John Matkovic
Lighting Design: Joe Mercurio
Costume Design: Jennifer Irwin
Cultural Consultant: Djakapurra Munyarryun