Stunning Torres Strait Island Dance performance in Cairns on – 16 & 17 August 2013

Warupaw Uu | Echo of Drums is a stunning exploration of the Torres Strait Islander peoples’ connection to nature, and their respect for its purposeful and powerful presence.

Described as a highlight of the Dreaming Festival and the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, audience members declared “Echo of Drums both beautiful & powerful, it left me in tears” and “an emotional journey of family, history, culture”.

Warupaw Uu | Echo of Drums celebrates the rituals & stories that surround the changing of the seasons, which are uniquely governed by the winds Naigai, Zei, Sager & Kuki.

Eight dancers will explore these rituals & stories in a mesmerising combination of contemporary & traditional dance styles, artwork by the late Billy Missi , traditional props built by Torres Strait Island master craftsmen and original music.

It is this combination that is at the heart of Torres Strait conception of culture – it is never just one of these aspects, but all these put together. Baiwa wants audiences to feel like they are on the Island with them.

Dates: Fri 16 & Sat 17 August 2013
Times: 7.30pm
Venue: The Theatre, Centre of Contemporary Arts, 96 Abbott Street, Cairns
Tickets: $20 Adult, $10 Child, Babes in arms free
Bookings:  Online Bookings | Phone 07 4050 9400 | Visit 96 Abbott Street

A Baiwa Dance Company production. Directed by Rita Pryce and choreographed in collaboration with dancers of Baiwa Dance Company.

Join us for the opening night for CIAF Presents or on Saturday night, come join in the celebration
– Island style!

Island & Murri mob are going to pack the house so better book early.

All welcome.

School Bookings

Baiwa Dance Company & the Centre of Contemporary Arts are pleased to offer schools a rate of $10 per student (min. 10 students) and 1 Teacher free per 10 students.
For bookings and more information, contact 07 4050 9400.

Audience feedback from CIAF & Dreaming Festival…

“A deadly, wonderful & amazing performance. Thank you for sharing your Torres Strait culture with us”

“Incredibly powerful & energising”

“What an emotional journey; family, history, culture, music”

“Baiwa Dance Company performance was the most powerful dance I have ever seen. Absolutely FANTASTIC”

“We delayed our return trip to Spain to come to the festival. This show was amazing”


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