World Premiere of Black Drop Effect at Bankstown Arts Centre for Sydney Festival

whatsapp-image-2019-12-14-at-9.20.33-pm-e1576318894151.jpegPremiering at Sydney Festival 2020, Black Drop Effect is an immersive, multi-layered exploration of the fallout of Australia’s colonisation, exploring adversarial views on Captain Cook’s legacy as Australia looks to the 250th anniversary of his landing next year in 2020. It runs from 15 – 18 January, 2020.
A powerful collaboration between a collective of First Nations and non-Indigenous artists, Black Drop Effect references the optical phenomenon visible during a transit of Venus, experienced by Captain Cook in 1771.
Set against the backdrop of January 26, the work follows Binno, an Aboriginal elder who is asked to present a series of traditional dances alongside reading of Captain Cook’s diaries for an Australia Day celebration. Binno is unsure, until his straight-talking sister Beenie convinces him to teach the dances to three young men seeking connections with culture, country and their place in the world. As they learn the dances and their meanings, a bigger plan emerges.

Preview: Tuesday 14 January, 8pm
Season: Wednesday 15 to Saturday 18 January, 8pm
Venue: Bankstown Arts Centre –  5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown NSW 2200
Tickets: $35 Adults | $30 Concession
Cover Image: Christopher Woe
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