NAISDA Dance & Carriageworks proudly presented NAISDA Dance College’s 2017 Sydney Season of RESTORATION, held at Carriageworks from 22 to 25 November.
Helpmann Award-winning choreographer and Director of Restoration, Frances Rings enlisted an enviable line-up of national and international choreographers to lend works to the show, including celebrated Indigenous artists Sani Townson and Raymond D Blanco, as well as New Zealand’s Taiaroa Royal.
“We are thrilled to have Indigenous choreographers Sani Townson and Raymond D Blanco lending their unique voices to this year’s production, as well as Taiaroa, who is one of New Zealand’s most treasured dance talents,” said Frances, NAISDA’s Head of Creative Studies.
Audiences witnessed the cultural song and dance of Moa Island in the Torres Strait, led by NAISDA graduate and Cultural teacher Dujon Nuie and the Arpaka Dance Team, alongside a suite of contemporary works which explore themes of identity and connection.
Restoration takes audiences on a journey through ancient trade routes, reconnecting stories inherited through bloodline and shared through breath.
Our narrative, as told through dance, aims to restore these ancient knowledge grounds for a new generation to experience.