Bangarra Dance Theatre and Vivid Sydney present The spirit of Patyegarang.

In 2014 Bangarra Dance Theatre celebrates its 25th anniversary. To mark this significant milestone the company participates for the first time in Vivid Sydney, presenting a free light installation The spirit of Patyegarang, as part of the Vivid Light Walk, for the duration of the festival.

Vivid Sydney is the Southern Hemisphere’s largest festival of light, music and ideas, which for 18 days, from 23 May to 9 June 2014, transforms the Harbour City with its colourful creative canvas. The spirit of Patyegarang is the first Indigenous contribution to the Vivid Light Walk, and brings to life a fascinating story from our country’s past.

Projected onto the sandstone blocks of the Sydney Harbour Bridge southern pylon, The spirit of Patyegarang is a 3-minute large-scale video commemorating one of the earliest collaborations between the original custodians of the land and the new settlers, inspiring residents and visitors with the sensations and emotions of first contact.

The Vivid Sydney Light program runs until 9 June from 6pm to midnight every evening. Find out more about Vivid Sydney HERE