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The Other Side of Me

Saturday, April 27 @ 7:30 PM 8:30 PM

Presented by GARY LANG NT DANCE COMPANY, BlakDance and Arts Margaret River.

Following the success of their 2022 show Waŋa, NT Dance Company offer a powerful, moving dance duet that navigates the limits of physical expression.

Choreographed by Gary Lang, this international, cross-cultural collaboration with Northumbria University (UK) communicates a story of the Stolen Generations’ trauma. With care and compassion, it  poses questions about relationships between country of origin, identity, adoption, the criminal justice system and psychological health.

The Other Side of Me translates into dance the true-life story of a young Aboriginal man, born in the 1960s in the Northern Territory, adopted by a white English family and raised in a remote hamlet in the English countryside. Drawing on a collection of personal letters and poems, it offers insights into the mind of a man struggling to re-evaluate his life in light of his and First Nations Australian origins on the other side of the world.


  • Gary Lang (Choreographer) Larrakia
  • Josephine Crawshaw (Cultural Consultant) Kalkarindji
  • Jesse Norris (Cultural Consultant) Torres Strait Island descendent
  • Banula Marika (Cultural Consultant) Yolŋu
  • Erica McCallum (NT Dance Company General Manager)
  • Elizabeth Rogers (Project Manager)
  • Noelle Shader (Rehearsal Director)
  • Laura Fish (Co-Creator, Dramaturg, Writer)
  • Liz Pavey (Co-Creator, Dramaturg)
  • Chandler Connell (Performer) Wiradjuri and Ngunnawal
  • Alexander Abbot (Performer)
  • Samuel Pankhurst (Composer/Sound Designer)
  • Arian Pearson (Sound Designer) Yolŋu
  • Samuel James (Video Artist)
  • Joseph Mercurio (Lighting Designer)
  • Jennifer Irwin (Costume Designer)
  • BlakDance (Tour Producer)

The story is based on actual events. However, names, incidents and timelines have been changed for dramatic purposes. All characters depicted in the production are composites or fictitious. Any similarity to the original story, or of fictitious characters to an actual person, living or dead, is coincidental and unintentional.

The Other Side of Me is produced by Gary Lang NT Dance Company with the tour produced by BlakDance. The national tour has received financial assistance from the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body.

The production is a collaboration between Gary Lang NT Dance Company and Northumbria University, UK. It premiered in 2023 in Darwin Festival at the Darwin Entertainment Centre. It received financial support through the Northern Territory Government, Regional Arts Australia, the British Council and Creative Australia.


Main Theatre

Age Restriction

General (G). Children under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by an adult as the bar will be open.

Consumer Advice

15+. Water based haze will be used in this performance. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander audiences are advised that this show references people who have died.


60 minutes (45 minutes +15 minute restorative process Q+A). No intermission.

Ticket Prices

Adult $49 / Conc (pension/health care card holders) $45 / ArtsMR Members $39 / Child $20 / Family $119 / ArtsMR Family $109

(08) 9780 5294

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Margaret River, WA 6285 Australia
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