Due to popular demand and following rave reviews, Bangarra has announced an extra 6 performances of Patyegarang at the Sydney Opera House!
outstandingly beautiful The Australian
an absolute triumph Stagenoise
powerfully engaging Sydney Morning Herald
Bangarra Dance Theatre rises beautifully to the occasion Limelight Magazine
Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2014, Bangarra – Australia’s multi award winning dance theatre company – tells the story of Patyegarang, the inspirational journey of a potent Indigenous spirit alive in Australia’s past and present.
Due to popular demand and following rave reviews, Bangarra has announced an extra 6 performances of Patyegarang at the Sydney Opera House!outstandingly beautiful
The Australianan absolute triumph
Sydney Morning HeraldBangarra Dance Theatre rises beautifully to the occasion
Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2014, Bangarra – Australia’s multi award winning dance theatre company – tells the story of Patyegarang
, the inspirational journey of a potent Indigenous spirit alive in Australia’s past and present.
As the colonial fleet arrived on Eora country in the late 18th Century, Patyegarang befriended the colony’s timekeeper, Lieutenant William Dawes, gifting him her language in an extraordinary display of trust and friendship, which now inspires our imaginations about ‘first contact’.
In Dawes’ notebooks, rediscovered in 1972, are transcripts of this remarkable cultural exchange. Patyegarang's words are a window into a rich, complex and utterly different perspective on her world, its values and its sacred meanings.
Bangarra liberates Patyegarang from the library shelves, putting spirit into her heart, as a striking visionary and educator.
This deeply moving production is told through the acclaimed creativity of Stephen Page’s choreography and David Page’s soundscape, in a powerful and meaningful dance theatre experience.Watch behind-the-scenes of the photoshoot
Choreography Stephen Page
Music David Page
Set Design Jacob Nash
Costume Design Jennifer Irwin
Lighting Design Nick Schlieper
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A large, public event is taking place on the SOH precinct on Thu 10 July.
This event is currently under embargo so we are not in a position to advise you of the specific details. However, it is possible that large crowds will begin gathering on the precinct from early to mid morning, prior to the expected event commencement at 1:30pm.
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75 minutes, no interval