Season Overview2016 marks Bangarra’s 12th year as a Sydney Opera House Resident Company, having performed at this iconic venue 344 times, and will bring another captivating season to the Drama Theatre this June and July.
OUR land people stories is Bangarra's new contemporary dance work showcasing the endless choreographic talents of the company and the infinite stories of Australia's cultural heritage. The dancers' artistry, athleticism and authenticity drive the company's reputation as one of Australia's most loved ensembles. Join them in 2016 as they pass their message stick on to you.
17 June - 2 July 2016
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Artistic Director - Stephen Page
Cultural Consultant - Kathy Balngayngu Marika
Resident Designer - Jacob Nash
Resident Composer - David Page
Resident Curator - Hetti Perkins
Resident Choreographer - Frances Rings
OUR land people stories Choreographers
Beau Dean Riley Smith
Company OverviewBangarra is an Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander organisation and one of Australia’s leading performing arts companies. We are widely acclaimed nationally and around the world for our powerful dancing, distinctive theatrical voice and utterly unique soundscapes, music and design.
Led by Artistic Director Stephen Page, we celebrated our 25th anniversary in 2014 and achieved our highest box office results since the company’s inception.
Our dance technique is forged from over 40,000 years of culture, infused with contemporary movement. The company’s 16 dancers are professionally trained, dynamic artists who represent the pinnacle of Australian dance. Each has a proud Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background, from various locations across the country.
Our relationships with Indigenous communities are the heart of Bangarra, with our repertoire created on country and stories gathered from respected community Elders. It’s this inherent connection to our land and people that makes us unique and enjoyed by audiences from remote Australian regional centres to New York.
Bangarra’s annual program includes a national tour of a world premiere work, performed in Australia’s most iconic venues; a regional tour allowing audiences outside of capital cities the opportunity to experience Bangarra, and an international tour to maintain our global reputation for excellence.
Complementing this touring roster are education programs, workshops and special performances and projects, planting the seeds for the next generation of performers and storytellers.
Authentic storytelling, outstanding technique and deeply moving performances are Bangarra’s unique signature.
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