SAND SONG at Barangaroo

Insite Arts


Thank you! That was amazing! That is the best show I have seen all year. I loved it. It was just amazing. The choreography, the kids, the lights, the space!
Paul Adam, Tutor. Aboriginal Centre for Performing Arts

I was fortunate to experience SAND SONG yesterday - it was such a beautiful production, and wonderful to see such an engaged audience of children
Jacina Leong, Public Programs Officer, Ipswich Art Gallery

Experience SAND SONG, an uplifting contemporary Aboriginal dance and theatre performance and workshop at Barangaroo during the October school holidays.

Created by visual artists Walbira Murray and director Elena Vereker, and produced by Insite Arts, SAND SONG will illuminate the Cutaway at Barangaroo Reserve with nine shows across six days from Tuesday, 3 October to Sunday, 8 October 2017.

A unique and inspiring Aboriginal culture experience for children aged 5-12 and their parents or carers, SAND SONG tells the story of ‘Cheeky Brolga stealing Emu’s egg’, which is the Gammilleroi Dreaming story of the ‘First Sun’ – the first time the sun’s light shone on Australia.

During a 30-minute hands-on workshop, children meet the performers, learn the Emu dance and ‘paint up’ their dream on a glass ‘dream holder’ that becomes part of the SAND SONG set. Children will get to keep their dream holder after the show.

The workshop is followed by a mesmerising and humorous 40-minute performance exploring the power of light, dreams and fire and featuring a fusion of contemporary and traditional music, with live singing, didgeridoo and clap sticks.

Further information and tickets, go here
Some strobe lighting.

More Reviews

This show must tour
Cate Blanchett

That was awesome...too deadly....way too deadly.
Audience member aged 8

Show Details



Year Level Suitability

3-6 to 10-12

Curriculum area

The Arts - Dance, The Arts - Drama, The Arts - Music, The Arts - Visual Arts, History



Dance, Drama, Live Music, Music Theatre, Visual Arts, Workshop


Workshop 30 mins, 15 min interval, 40 min performance


Group bookings are $65 based on four (with one adult). Alternatively $20 per person


the Cutaway (Sydney, NSW)

School Term:
Term 3


Tuesday 3, Wednesday 4 & Friday 6 October 2017 at 10am
Thursday 5 October 2017 at 10am & 1.30pm
Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 October 2017 at 11am & 2.30pm

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