Australian Dance Theatre
director-choreographer Daniel Riley evokes an immensely powerful and personal
story of his Great-Great Uncle, Alec “Tracker” Riley.
Inspired by Alec
Riley’s deep connection to Dubbo and the surrounding areas, this work will come
full circle and return the spirit of Uncle Alec and his stories to Dubbo,
Talbragar and the vast Riley kinship network still living in the area.
Alec, a Wiradjuri
Elder and tracker, served the New South Wales Police Force for 40 years,
leading numerous high-profile cases. As an Elder of his community he forged a
path between the enforced colonial system in which he worked and his Wiradjuri
lore. Tracker takes inspiration from his legacy and examines the battles First
Nations people have shared for generations.
dance, music and text, Tracker invites the audience into an open and
transformative ceremonial space. This remarkable story is brought to life by a
team of celebrated First Nations creatives, including award-winning playwright
Ursula Yovich, co-director Rachael Maza AM, composers James Henry and Gary
Watling, visual artist Jonathan Jones, lighting designer Chloe Ogilvie and an
all-First Nations cast.
It is the type of theatre that simply must be experienced - Time Out Sydney, Vaanie Krishnan