Bloodland

Bloodland is a play currently running at the Adelaide Festival. The play is a work from the Bangala Dance group so has both dance, dialogue and music and was first performed in Sydney. The play is set in a Yolgnu community and although much of  dialogue is in Yolgnu it is easy to follow. It was a great commentary on how Indigenous Communities are torn between the white anglo culture and their own culture, the impact this has on the individual, family groups and communities as a whole. There was a great scene where one of the actors impersonated a teacher in a setting where English only was allowed. The students kept speaking in language and to prevent this the students were progressively shot by different weapons used over the time of colonization. I would recommend that anyone who has the chance goes to see the play. Well worth it.

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