A Desert World on Stage
From the Incomparable Storytellers of Bangarra Dance Theatre Comes a Major New Work
Frances Rings’ (a local Umina resident) first work as Artistic Director is a ceremonial affirmation of history and heritage. Yuldea awakens the earth and sky worlds to tell the story of the Aṉangu people of the Great Victorian Desert.
Yuldea explores the moment traditional life collided with the industrial ambition of a growing nation. In 1917, the two halves of the Transcontinental Railway met at the precious water soak on the edge of the Nullarbor, Yuldi Kapi.
“Within my family lineage lies the stories of forefathers and mothers who lived a dynamic, sophisticated desert life, leaving their imprint scattered throughout Country like memories suspended in time. Their lives were forever changed by the impact of colonial progress,” said Frances Rings Umina resident and choreographer of Yuldea. The Art House is thrilled to host Frances’ as a Central Coast local and renowned Australian artist.
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