Presented by Gary Lang NT Dance Company and Darwin Entertainment Centre in association with Darwin Festival
Following the success of their 2022 show Waŋa, NT Dance Company bring to the Festival the world premiere of a powerful and moving dance duet exploring identity, justice and otherness.
The Other Side of Me translates into dance the true-life story of a young Aboriginal man, born in the 1960s in the Northern Territory, adopted by a white English family and raised in a remote hamlet in Cornwall, United Kingdom. Drawing on a collection of personal letters and poems, it offers insights into the mind of a man re-evaluating his life and trying to come to terms with his First Nations Australian origins from the other side of the world.
Choreographed by Gary Lang, this international, cross-cultural collaboration with Northumbria University (UK) communicates a story of the Stolen Generations’ trauma and poses questions about relationships between country of origin, identity, adoption, the criminal justice system and psychological health.
Stick around after the 5pm performance on Sat 12 Aug for a Q&A session with some of show’s creators.
Artistic Director & Choreographer Gary Lang
Co-creator, Writer & Dramaturg Dr Laura Fish (Northumbria University)
Co-creator & Dramaturg Liz Pavey (Northumbria University)
NT Dance Company General Manager Erica McCallum
Project & Production Manager Elizabeth Rogers
Cultural Consultant Josephine Crawshaw
Rehearsal Director Noelle Shader
Costume Designer Jennifer Irwin
Lighting Designer Joe Mercurio
Sound Designer Arian Ganambarr-Pearson
NT Dance Company Senior Artists Alexander Abbot & Chandler Connell
Consultant & understudy Jesse Norris
Photo Paz Tassone & Elizabeth Rogers