DREAMING IN THE SAND
Composed by Robbie James | Performed by the Bentley String Quintet
Presented by Restrung Productions and Metro Arts
Renowned Brisbane ensemble Bentley String Quintet teams up with GANGgajang’s Robbie James to premiere his new work, Dreaming In The Sand.
Across three acts performed by the Bentley String Quintet, Dreaming In The Sand explores Australia before the coming of the First Fleet from the perspective of the animals; then the journey and arrival of the ships and the resulting tragedies told from the viewpoint of convict Suzannah; and finally a visualised present day where all Australians are held to the same standard, whether their identity is defined by the landscape or not.
The ancient “Songlines” are a protected national treasure, their significance in our country’s history and ongoing story is fundamental to who we are as a nation.
Dreaming In The Sand pays homage to all those displaced, past and present.
Fri 15 Oct, 2021
New Benner Theatre | Metro Arts, West End
General Admission $35*
Groups 6+ $25*
* +Booking fee $0.50 per ticket purchased
AGES + WARNINGS
Suitable for all ages.
This project and Metro Arts have been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. Metro Arts is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy. The Emerging Producer XChange is supported by the Ian Potter Foundation.
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