TWO MOUNTAINS DREAMING

SPECIAL EVENT | OPENING

PRESENTED BY THE YORK FESTIVAL & FESTIVALS AUSTRALIA

In York, there are two big hills. The biggest is Walwalling, which means ‘place of weeping’. The other one is Wongborel, which means ‘sleeping woman’. The Noongars gave these names to the hills because of what happened a long time ago. This is the dreaming…

 So begins an ancient epic of love and loss, of tradition and transgression, handed down through the generations and brought to life in a spectacular fusion of music, dance and light to open The York Festival 2022.

Taking place in Avon Park by the Avon River, and with a light installation piercing York’s star-studded sky from the heights of Wongborel (Mt Brown), Two Mountains Dreaming promises to be a profoundly moving celebration of Noongar culture to which everyone is invited.

Two Mountains Dreaming is based on an original concept by Ballardong Noongar woman Marion Kickett and York Festival Producer Elliot Chambers. Directed by Nicholas Flanagan, it brings together the talents of artists such as Gina Williams, Guy Ghouse and the Dadajaal Dance Company, as well as those of Sound Designer Rachael Dease and Lighting Designer Andrew Portwine.

DATE: Fri 23 Sep

TIME: 6.30pm-7.30pm

WHERE: Avon Park

RECOMMENDED AGE: All Ages

CONTENT WARNING: None

PRICE: Free

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the beautiful lands on which The York Festival takes place, the Ballardong Noongar people. We honour and pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging.

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