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Bangarra Dance Theatre: Creative Learning

Celebrate Bangarra’s landmark 30th anniversary season with a stunning display of contemporary dance theatre.

In the Drama Theatre

“No one relishes a challenge quite like the Bangarra Dance Theatre. Nor attacks it with more energy, zeal and ingenuity”.

The Daily Telegraph 

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A celebration of contemporary dance,story and culture.

Celebrate Bangarra’s landmark 30th anniversary season with a stunning display of contemporary dance theatre. As Australia’s only major performing arts company with its origins in the land, Bangarra is inspired by 65,000 years of culture and the continual evolution of Indigenous storytelling.

Proud Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from all over Australia come together as a creative clan to harness a shared, instinctual spirit. The result is Bangarra’s powerful dance language, and utterly unique soundscapes, music and design.

At the helm is award-winning artistic director and choreographer Stephen Page. Together, they create original and breathtaking experiences. This is your chance to be part of it.

Presented by Sydney Opera House

NSW Curriculum Links

Subject Objective Outcomes
Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 Preliminary Stage 6 HSC
Dance Dance Composition 4.2.1 5.2.1   H3.3
Dance Appreciation 4.3.1, 4.3.2 5.3.1, 5.3.2, 5.3.3 P4.1, P4.2 H4.1, H4.5
Dance as an Artform     P1.1, P1.2, P1.4 H1.1, H1.3, H1.4
Aboriginal Studies Knowledge and understanding of similarities and diversity in Aboriginal identities, communities and cultural expression 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4    
Understanding of Aboriginal Peoples’ ongoing contribution to, and interaction with, the wider Australian society 4.8 5.8    
Understanding of the factors influencing attitudes towards Aboriginal Peoples and cultures and the effects of these attitudes 4.9 5.9    
Social justice and human rights issues and how they impact on Aboriginal and other Indigenous peoples     P1.1 H1.2
The diversity of contemporary Aboriginal and other Indigenous peoples cultural, political, social and economic life     P2.1, P2.2 H2.1, H2.2
Drama Making 4.1.1 5.1.4 P1.4 H1.3
Performing 4.2.3 5.2.2 P2.1, P2.2, P2.6 H2.4
Appreciating 4.3.1, 4.3.2 5.3.1, 5.3.2    
Critically Studying     P3.2, P3.3, P3.4 H3.1,H3.3,H3.4, H3.5

Ticket and Travel Subsidy

The Sydney Opera House is committed to providing the very best national and international performing arts experiences to NSW students as part of their educational studies.

The Sydney Opera House Arts Assist program provides the full cost of the Creative Learning performance ticket and $5 per student toward travel costs. School applications are assessed according to socioeconomic disadvantage, schools with special needs and individual responses regarding the School Profile and School Community.

The Sydney Opera House thanks and acknowledges our generous Arts Assist donors; The Greatorex Foundation and Sydney Opera House Ladies’ Committee.

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