Dance

Weredingo

Part of Pacific Dance Festival 2024: Weredingo is a captivating fusion of dance-theatre and storytelling, exploring the plight of shapeshifters in a secret world. Join the support group, wear your animal, and embrace the duality!

$40 - $50
60 minutes, no interval
6 - 7 June 2024
Thu 6 Jun, 7pm - 8pm
Fri 7 Jun, 7pm - 8pm

Step into a world where shifting shapes isn't just fantasy – it's a lifeline. Join us at Weredingo, an immersive dance-theatre experience where shapeshifters gather in the shadows, embracing their duality under the guise of a support group like no other.

Led by the visionary minds of Thomas E.S. Kelly and Taree Sansbury, Karul Projects unveils a mesmerizing tale woven with contemporary dance, indigenous storytelling, and captivating animations by Jake Duczynski and projection by Wirrim Studios. As the lights dim, feel the weight of the ancient eagle's gaze, a symbol of timeless wisdom and silent protection.

But this isn't just a performance; it's an invitation. Come adorned in your animal best – whether fur, feathers, or scales, all creatures and their kin are embraced within these walls. Enter the clandestine gathering where identity is fluid, and transformation is celebrated.

As you step into the auditorium, you'll be greeted by Frank, the bare-footed guide into this clandestine realm, where attendance and animal affiliations are noted with a nod and a wink. Take your place among the eclectic ensemble, as hooded figures prowl and pounce, blurring the lines between reality and the dreamtime.

Weredingo isn't just a story; it's a journey into the depths of the soul, exploring themes of identity, belonging, and the eternal dance between human and beast. So come, indulge your curiosity, and lose yourself in a world where the boundaries of imagination are pushed to their limits.


Weredingo is part of the Pacific Dance Festival 2024. Click here to read more about this year's festival. 

Presented by: 
Karul Projects

Creative team: 
Choreographer, Writer, Director - Thomas E.S. Kelly 

Sponsors: 
Creative New Zealand 
Pacific Dance Fono Trust 

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