Produced in collaboration with internationally acclaimed Dancenorth, Awake is a new experience for all ages.

Arriving pre-dawn, attendees will be provided with a pair of wireless headphones which will transmit a stunning sound score composed by Tom Snowdon and Willaris. K.

Find a comfortable place to sit and take a moment to pause and breathe deeply as you collectively witness the first rays of sunlight breaking across Yunbenun and the ocean.

Running alongside the modified North Australian Festival of Arts (NAFA), Awake will run from 25 - 31 October on the Surfclub Headland at The Strand. There will be one session a day and will accommodate as many community members as possible under the COVID-19 site capacity.

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Registration is required for all events / shows as capacities are limited and contact tracing is required under our COVID Safe plan. Please be aware you will be required to provide contact details and answer screening questions at all sites even if admission is free. Council appreciates your cooperation in abiding by all COVID-19 restrictions and requirements on our NAFA sites and within the community.