Vital Forces

A breathtaking testament to the strength and resilience of the human spirit 

Saturday 17th August, 7.30pm
Darwin Entertainment Centre


Mizrahi/Lee  Gurrulwa Guligi (World Premiere) 

Ledger  Signal Lost (NT Premiere)

Chance  Through Changing Landscape (NT Premiere)

Prokofiev  Symphony No 5

Join Larrakia Senior Elder Dr Aunty Bilawara Lee and NT Composer Netanela Mizrahi for the world premiere of their stunning new work 'Gurrulwa Guligi' (Big Wind) commemorating the 50th anniversary of the devastating Cyclone Tracy that forever changed Darwin. 


Through Aunty B’s wisdom as a Larrakia Elder and lived experience of Cyclone Tracy, this new work crafted with Netanela Mizrahi brings a new perspective on our culture and history.


Two other incredible Australian works by Alice Chance and James Ledger have their NT debut. Don’t miss Ledger’s Signal Lost, meditating on the moments where communication fails, and Chance’s irresistibly playful tribute to life's journeys. 


This is followed by Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony. Written in the shadow of war in 1944, this incredible work is in turn joyous, reflective, ominous and urgent. Culminating in a brilliant and charged finale, this vital work is not to be missed. 


Vital Forces is presented in association with Darwin Festival

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