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June 13, 2023
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$45.00 – $46.00
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Venue: Arts House
North Melbourne Town Hall, 521 Queensberry Street
North Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
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A Cultural Life Series event

Hosted by:
Professor Emeritus Barbara van Ernst AM

June 13, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

$45.00 – $46.00

The legendary story of director-choreographer Daniel Riley’s great-great-uncle. Brought into the now with dance, ceremony and oration.

Many members heard Daniel Riley lead a conversation at the Melbourne Forum in November last year. His major work, TRACKER, is in Melbourne as part of the RISING Festival, and as an exclusive bonus to the Melbourne Forum, Daniel will be meeting us after the show to answer all our questions.

Alec, a Wiradjuri Elder and tracker, served the New South Wales Police Force for 40 years, leading numerous high-profile cases. As an Elder of his community he forged a path between the enforced colonial system in which he worked and his Wiradjuri lore. TRACKER takes inspiration from his legacy and examines the battles First Nations people have shared for generations.

Weaving together dance, music and text, TRACKER invites the audience into an open and transformative ceremonial space. This remarkable story is brought to life by a team of celebrated First Nations creatives, including award-winning playwright Ursula Yovich, co-director Rachael Maza AM, composers James Henry and Gary Watling, visual artist Jonathan Jones, lighting designer Chloe Ogilvie and an all-First Nations cast.

Culturally rich and ambitiously original, this multidisciplinary work rethinks how we engage with and experience First Nations storytelling.

Be part of the RISING Festival and join your friends at the Melbourne Forum to enjoy the pleasures of the Australian Dance Theatre.

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