Tracker (Rising) [Melbourne]
Tracker (Rising) [Melbourne]

Event Information


Saturday June 10, 2023
1:30 PM


Arts House
521 Queensberry St
Melbourne, Victoria 3051

Auslan Interpreter/s

Nay King

Language/ Cultural Consultant


$25 - $49

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Alec Riley was a Wiradjuri Elder and skilled tracker who joined the New South Wales Police Force in 1911 and served for 40 years. He forged a path between the enforced colonial system in which he worked and the lore of his people. In the end, he earned a King’s Medal, and a gold watch for his ability to solve high profile crimes. But he was never entitled to a pension.

In his first show as Artistic Director of Australian Dance Theatre, Daniel Riley explores his ancestor’s lived experience. Tracker is performed in the round by an all First Peoples cast, and anchored firmly in the present, it’s an intimate and restlessly inventive ode to shared cultural resilience across generations.


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