Warumuk by The Australian Ballet

2020 Digital Season | 14 May 2020

Expires 5pm (AEST) Thursday 28 May 2020 


We acknowledge the cultural contribution of the Yolngu communities of North East Arnhem Land


A collaboration between Bangarra Dance Theatre and The Australian Ballet, Warumuk – in the dark night was commissioned to celebrate The Australian Ballet's 50th anniversary. Created by Bangarra’s Artistic Director Stephen Page, and bringing together dancers from both companies, the contemporary dance work is inspired by Aboriginal cultural stories of the night sky: it begins with the evening star and ends with the morning star. David Page’s score provides a rich mix of soundscape and orchestral instruments interwoven with Aboriginal songs and languages. 


This production was filmed in 2012 at Arts Centre Melbourne, with Orchestra Victoria.  


Click to access the original production program and the cast sheet.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised that the following text contain the name of a deceased person. 


Choreography Stephen Page 

Music David Page* 

Orchestration Jessica Wells 

Costume design Jennifer Irwin 

Set design Jacob Nash 

Lighting design Padraig O Suilleabhain 

Sound design Bob Scott 


With Orchestra Victoria  

Conductor Nicolette Fraillon 

Concertmaster Adam Chalabi  


*featuring Dhuwa and Yirritja songs and stories from North East Arnhem Land  

vocals by Jamie Wanambi, Banula Marika and Janet Guypunguna Munyarryun.  

David Page’s music used with permission of Sony/ATV Music Publishing (Australia) Pty Limited 


This production is brought to you free by our Production Partner Kawai


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