“Those who lose dreaming are lost.” That’s an Aboriginal proverb that serves as a motto for Black Arm Band, Australia’s spectacular performance company. Specializing in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music and languages, they are a link to the past and a hope for liberation. Here they give a performance of uncommon power—fervent, intoxicating and deeply moving. Against a backdrop of stunning documentary, the ensemble performs songs in a dozen languages, some now virtually extinct. There’s a strong narrative component as well, with five dramatic episodes based on the writings of Aboriginal author Alexis Wright.
Win a Pair of Tickets to Dirtsong at February 4, 2017 at 8pm at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
CONTEST CLOSING TIME
Contest closes January 20, 2016 – Winner will be contacted upon closing time.
SKILL TESTING QUESTION
Why does is this performance titled Dirtsong? For a hint, go here: