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PATYEGARANG

13 June 2014 – 12 July 2014

Venue: Drama Theatre  View Seat Map
Presented by: Bangarra Dance Theatre

EXTRA SHOWS ADDED! Described as outstandingly beautiful and an absolute triumph.

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Description

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 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.

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
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Artist Information

Choreography Stephen Page
Music David Page
Set Design Jacob Nash
Costume Design Jennifer Irwin
Lighting Design Nick Schlieper


Pricing Information

Prices correct at the time of publication and subject to change without notice. Exact prices will be displayed with seat selection.

Premium $89
A Reserve $69 - $79
Australian Pensioner / Senior $59 - $65
Child Under 16 $29 - $65
Student $29 - $65
Under 30 years $29 - $65
Family of 4* $176
Group 8+ $53 - $58
Booking fee applies per transaction

$8.50 - Contact Centre
$8.50 - Internet
$5.00 - Box Office Counter

Pricing Information Explained

Pricing Information Explained

*Family of 4 consists of either 2 adults & 2 children under 16 years, or 1 adult & 3 children under 16 years. Not available Friday & Saturday Evenings.

For events which offer concession pricing, if you purchase concession tickets, please ensure you have your Proof of Concession with you when you attend an event.

Ticket Booking Enquiries: For all general booking enquiries please email the Contact Centre or call on +61 2 9250 7777 for more information.

Groups Bookings: Please email the Group Booking team or call on +61 2 9250 7700 for more information.

Insider Prices: Insiders are Sydney Opera House members. Insiders get waived booking fees, up to 20% off Sydney Opera House Presents shows and more. More Info

Performance Dates

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.

This occurrence may result in car park congestion and unusually high foot traffic congestion.  Planning for early arrival and the use of public transport is recommended.

 

Running Time: 75 minutes, no interval

Reviews

'Bangarra’s Patyegarang is a beautiful evocation of romance and intrigue...powerfully engaging’SMH.

‘… outstandingly beautiful …there are no reservations about the performances, chief among them Jasmin Sheppard’s luminous, enigmatic Patyegarang. She is the glowing centre of the work.'The Australian.

'Evocative and dynamic choreography, wrapping you in a spiritual energy'.
Stage Whispers.

Links

Watch ABC's 7:30 Report feature on Patyegarang's story 
Bangarra's website 
Bangarra's YouTube 
Bangarra's Facebook 
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