Sand Song

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Sand Song barangaroo cutaway
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Learn a Dreamtime story through song, dance and art at the Cutaway at Barangaroo Reserve

This interactive workshop and performance piece will see the Cutaway at Barangaroo transformed into a stage for Aboriginal storytelling, specially tailored to kids aged 5-12 during the October school holidays. Sand Song tells the vibrant Gammilleroi Dreamtime story of the first time the sun shone across the country. Kids will love the 30-minute interactive workshop, where they will have the chance to learn the emu dance and meet the performers.

They’ll also get to paint their own dreams on a ‘dream holder’, which will go on to become a part of the Sand Song set, and following the performance they can take it home. The workshop is followed by a mesmerising and humorous 40-minute performance exploring the power of light, dreams and fire and featuring a fusion of contemporary and traditional music, with live singing, didgeridoo and clap sticks.

Co-created by Walbira Murray and Elena Vereker, the performance includes dancers and Aboriginal artist and storyteller Rick Roser moving through tall ancestor poles on a ground artwork of red sand, using traditional craft techniques to elaborate on the captivating story.

Kids will be entertained by music, singing, didgeridoo playing and clap sticks. Sand Song which is a part of the inaugural school holiday program at Barangaroo – will give little ones the chance to explore growing up and gaining wisdom, through song, dance and art.

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