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August 2, 2023
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August 10—12 2023

  • This article was produced in collaboration with the Adelaide Festival Centre.

Frances Rings’ first work as Artistic Director is a ceremonial affirmation of history and heritage.

Yuldea awakens the earth and sky worlds to tell the story of the Anangu people of the Great Victorian Desert.


August 10—12
Her Majesty’s Theatre
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This major new work explores the moment traditional life collided with the industrial ambition of a growing nation.

In 1917, the two halves of the Transcontinental Railway met at the precious water soak on the edge of the Nullarbor, Yuldi Kapi.

Great metal serpents scarred the landscape, draining all water from the sacred soak.

Then came the black mist of the atomic testing at Maralinga, forcing the Anangu people to leave their desert homelands where they had lived for millennia.

Now memories lay scattered, like the Anangu people, displaced from their home. Remnants of colonial progress are swallowed by sand.

But the Anangu endure, determined to keep strong their knowledge systems of land and sky, honouring their eternal bonds of kinship between people and place.

Yuldea features original music by Leon Rodgers with featured songs by multi-award-winning electronic pop duo Electric Fields.

Yuldea runs for five performances from August 10th-12th at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide.

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