Waru: Journey of a Small Turtle

Under the star-illuminated skies of the Torres Strait, a green turtle navigates her way back to the beach where she was born. The season has started, the turtles are returning to nest, and soon the island will welcome a new generation of hatchlings – amongst them, our small turtle friend, Migi!

In Bangarra’s first dedicated work for children, join our heroine Migi as she undertakes a journey of discovery and survival. A contemporary saltwater Lagaw Kazl (Island Children) story inspired by the totemic system of the green turtle, Waru – journey of the small turtle is an interactive and immersive introduction to Torres Strait Islander culture and dance for 3–7-year-olds.

Created by Stephen Page, together with Hunter Page-Lochard and Bangarra alumni Dancers and Choreographers Sani Townson and Elma Kris, Waru provides teachers, parents and care-givers with a unique opportunity to open up conversations about climate change, caring for the environment and the traditional cultural values of respect and reciprocity. Families will be welcomed to the foyer for curated, hands-on activities led by the Australian Maritime Museum. Children will have the opportunity to make their own ghost net turtle and join in on craft and educational activities before and after the show.


28 - 29 Jan 2023


11:00 am - 1:30 pm



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The Pavilion Performing Arts Centre
30 Eton Street, Sutherland NSW 2231

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