Explore: Two Mountains Dreaming

In York, there are two big hills. The biggest is Walwalling, which means ‘place of weeping’. The other one is Wongborel, which means ‘sleeping woman’. The Noongars gave these names to the hills because of what happened a long time ago. This is the dreaming…

 So begins an ancient epic of love and loss, of tradition and transgression, handed down through the generations and brought to life in a spectacular fusion of music, dance and light to open The York Festival 2022.

Taking place in Avon Park by the Avon River, and with a light installation piercing York’s star-studded sky from the heights of Wongborel (Mt Brown), Two Mountains Dreaming promises to be a profoundly moving celebration of Noongar culture to which everyone is invited.

Two Mountains Dreaming is based on an original concept by Ballardong Noongar woman Marion Kickett and York Festival Producer Elliot Chambers. Directed by Nicholas Flanagan, it brings together the talents of artists such as Gina Williams, Guy Ghouse and the Dadajaal Dance Company, as well as those of Sound Designer Rachael Dease and Lighting Designer Andrew Portwine.

More details here.




Sep 23 2022


6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Avon Park

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