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Bangarra Dance Theatre: Spirit
 
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Showcasing the best of Bangarra's internationally acclaimed repertoire, the majority of Spirit features highlights from the company's sell-out production Bush, as well as treasured moments from Bangarra's vast repertoire. Set to a beautiful and haunting score composed by David Page and Steve Francis, Spirit is a lush and contemporary celebration of beauty, ritual and music. From the last breath of sunset to the first finger-light of dawn, the audience enters a mysterious and secret space to witness nature's sacred poetry. Featuring Kathy Balngayngu Marika, a traditional elder from North East Arnhem, Spirit weaves storytelling, dance, theatre and music into an unforgettable theatrical experience. CHOREOGRAPHY Stephen Page & Frances Rings MUSIC David Page & Steve Francis SET DESIGN Peter England LIGHTING DESIGN Nick Schlieper COSTUMES Jennifer Irwin
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MOTH Bangarra Dance Theatre Education Resource
 
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This Bangarra Dance Theatre Education Resource video is the dance 'Moth' and represents a story of spiritual inheritance and transformation. 'Moth' is an excerpt from 'Bush' (2003) Also available with captions and audio description for hearing or vision impaired. Bangarra Dance Theatre Education Resources are available at: http://www.bangarra.com.au/education-resources The 'Moth' Resource Includes: Telling the stories: Bush | Moth | Bringing the Stories to the stage: the creative process Class Activities: years 3/4 | years 5/6 © 2013 Bangarra Dance Theatre Australia and Education Services Australia Ltd, unless otherwise indicated. Provided all acknowledgements are retained, this material may be used, reproduced and communicated free of charge for non-commercial educational purposes within Australia and in overseas schools where the Australian curriculum is taught until 30 June 2018. Resources developed by Bangarra Dance Theatre Australia with funding and support from the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.
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BROLGA Bangarra Dance Theatre Education Resource
 
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This Bangarra education resource video is an excerpt of 'Brolga' from 'Corroboree' (2001) 'Brolga' is inspired by totemic systems in Australian Aboriginal culture. Also available with captions and audio description for hearing or vision impaired. Bangarra Dance Theatre Education Resources are available at: http://www.bangarra.com.au/education-resources The 'Brolga' Resource Includes: Telling the stories: Corroboree | Brolga | Bringing the Stories to the stage: the creative process. Class Activities: years 3/4 | years 5/6 © 2013 Bangarra Dance Theatre Australia and Education Services Australia Ltd, unless otherwise indicated. Provided all acknowledgements are retained, this material may be used, reproduced and communicated free of charge for non-commercial educational purposes within Australia and in overseas schools where the Australian curriculum is taught until 30 June 2018. Resources developed by Bangarra Dance Theatre Australia with funding and support from the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.
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Bangarra Dance Theatre: Artefact (2010)
 
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Always original and evocative, Bangarra presents new works inspired by old and new stories in a theatrical fusion of dance and visual art. Commissioned by Bangarra's Artistic Director Stephen Page, 'of earth & sky' features the work of celebrated choreographer Frances Rings. 'Artefact', inspired by the dynamic between 'man and object', honours Indigenous symbols of ancient and modern rituals that hold great spiritual meaning and connection to place. ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Stephen Page CHOREOGRAPHER Frances Rings MUSIC COMPOSER David Page SET DESIGN Jacob Nash COSTUME DESIGN Gabriela Tylesova LIGHTING DESIGN Damien Cooper
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Blak - Creative Journey Part 1
 
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See Stephen Page at work with dancer/choreographer Daniel Riley McKinley, Waangenga Blanco and Greg Barrett as they workshop, shape and create the images you see for 'Blak'.
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Creating the 'Patyegarang' soudscape
 
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Bangarra Resident Composer David Page works with acclaimed Indigenous artists Ursula Yovich and Matthew Doyle as well as Bangarra dancer Jasmin Sheppard in this behind-the-scenes clip of the making of the 'Patyegarang' soundscape. Hear the music and see into David's recording studio and Bangarra's rehearsal rooms where 'Pateygarang' is currently being brought to life. Bangarra would especially like to thank the Creative Music Fund for their valuable support of this special story. 'Patyegarang' opens at the Sydney Opera House next month and tours to Canberra, Perth, Brisbane and Melbourne. To find out more and book your tickets visit: www.bangarra.com.au/performance/patyegarang
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Bangarra Dance Theatre 2018 NAIDOC Week
 
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NAIDOC Week 2018 honours the courage and resilience of our Indigenous women with the theme #BecauseofHerWeCan. In celebration of the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made – and continue to make - to our communities, our families, our rich history and to our nation, Bangarra have interviewed company members highlighting the unwavering passion and strength of our women. Hear our company members share their stories in this short trailer.
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Bangarra and 'Wild Things: Animal On Stage' exhibition in Melbourne
 
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Bangarra Dance Theatre created this video with excerpts of Bangarra works as part of an exhibition called 'Wild Things: Animals On Stage'. The exhibition explored the way animals are portrayed in dance and theatre. It was mounted at the Arts Centre's Gallery in Melbourne from 6 March to June 2011.
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MATHINNA Bangarra Dance Theatre Education Resource
 
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This Bangarra Dance Theatre's Education Resource video is an excerpt of 'Mathinna' (2008) by Stephen Page and is based on the true story of a young Tasmanian Aboriginal girl who lived in the early 1800s. Also available with captions and audio description for hearing or vision impaired. Bangarra Dance Theatre Education Resources are available at: http://www.bangarra.com.au/education-resources The 'Mathinna' resource Includes: Telling the story: Mathinna | Excerpts from Mathinna | Bringing the Story to the stage: the creative process Class Activities: years 5/6 | years 9/10 © 2013 Bangarra Dance Theatre Australia and Education Services Australia Ltd, unless otherwise indicated. Provided all acknowledgements are retained, this material may be used, reproduced and communicated free of charge for non-commercial educational purposes within Australia and in overseas schools where the Australian curriculum is taught until 30 June 2018. Resources developed by Bangarra Dance Theatre Australia with funding and support from the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.
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Bangarra Dance Theatre: True Stories (2007)
 
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nspired by two diverse Indigenous cultures, 2007 sees the company premiere its dynamic new work - True Stories. Emeret Lu ("Very Old Things") - the passion and energy of the traditional people of the Torres Strait Islands. Choreographer Elma Kris explores her peoples' love of the land, the sea and their unique culture with an exuberance handed down from generation to generation. In the 1950's a series of atomic explosions were conducted on Maralinga, Tjarutja traditional lands. The code name of the test site was X300. Frances Rings' new work powerfully and spectacularly explores a landscape assumed vacant but which in reality became a contaminated desert which poisoned the people. Rings' work is known for its theatricality and inventiveness. ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Stephen Page CHOREOGRAPHERS Elma Kris & Frances Rings COMPOSERS David Page & Steve Francis SET DESIGN Genevieve Dugard COSTUME DESIGN Jennifer Irwin LIGHTING DESIGN Glenn Hughes
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I.B.I.S takes flight
 
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There's sweat, laughter and music coming out of our studio as dancers Waangenga Blanco and Deborah Brown create their debut work for the company. I.B.I.S is a celebration of their Torres Strait Islander heritage and the resilience of their people. Sea turtles shimmer under the blue waters and a crayfish caught makes for a dinner feast - come and experience island life in this mini-documentary on the making of I.B.I.S.
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Bangarra Dance Theatre: Fire - A Retrospective (2009)
 
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In 2009 Bangarra Dance Theatre celebrates 20 years of bringing Australia and the world its unique, exciting and inspirational dance theatre. Fire -- A Retrospective features the most memorable and potent elements of the company's repertoire during this extraordinary and dynamic artistic period. CONCEPT & DIRECTION Stephen Page SET DESIGN Peter England MUSIC DESIGN David Page & Steve Francis COSTUME DESIGN Jennifer Irwin
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Bangarra TERRAIN Sydney Opera House
 
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TERRAIN is inspired by the timeless wonder and spiritual resonance of Kati Thanda (Lake Eyre) the place of Australia's inland sea. Follow the cast and crew as they explore the relationship of Indigenous people to country and how landscape becomes a second skin. Sydney Opera House 18 July -- 18 August sydneyoperahouse.com 02 9250 7777 Merrigong Theatre Co IPAC, Wollongong 24 -- 25 August merrigong.com.au 02 4224 5999 Her Majesty's Theatre, Adelaide 29 August -- 1 September bass.net.au 131 246 CanberraTheatre Centre 13 -- 15 September canberratheatrecentre.com.au 02 6275 2700 QPAC, Brisbane 3 -- 7 October qpac.com.au 136 246
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Bangarra's lore praised by audiences and critics!
 
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Bangarra's new contemporary dance production, lore, had its world premiere at the Sydney Opera House on 11 June 2015 and has been described as 'a great success' and 'dramatically beautiful'. Visit www.bangarra.com.au for the 2015 national tour dates in Sydney, Canberra, Wollongong, Brisbane and Melbourne.
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TERRAIN Landform
 
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Frances Rings first full length work for Bangarra transports us to Kati Thandra (Lake Eyre) This section titled LANDFORM explores the land regenerating and healing, awakening the cultural ties that connect people to place. Touring nationally June to October 2012 see www.bangarra.com.au
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Bangarra Dance Theatre: Riley (2010)
 
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Always original and evocative, Bangarra presents new works inspired by old and new stories in a theatrical fusion of dance and visual art. Commissioned by Bangarra's Artistic Director Stephen Page, 'of earth & sky' features the work of Daniel Riley McKinley in his eagerly anticipated choreographic debut. Celebrating the life of the late Michael Riley, Aboriginal photographer and filmmaker, and his internationally acclaimed 'cloud' photographs, 'Riley' explores the cultural resilience of Indigenous Australians. ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Stephen Page CHOREOGRAPHER Daniel Riley McKinley MUSIC COMPOSER David Page SET DESIGN Jacob Nash COSTUME DESIGN Gabriela Tylesova LIGHTING DESIGN Damien Cooper
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The roots of Sheoak
 
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Her previous works have been called "breathtaking", "mindblowing" and "exhilarating" - and if this mini-documentary is anything to go by, Frances Rings new piece Sheoak will be one of her most beautiful works yet. Taking inspiration from country, culture and people, Frances has described the work as: "Sheoak represents the threat to our culture but also the incredible fight we have within us to protect it." Here we take you inside the rehearsal studio as Frances spreads her poetic and contemporary magic over our dancers.
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About: Bangarra Dance Theatre Education Resource
 
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This Bangarra Dance Theatre Education Resource video is excerpts of 'About' from the production "Belong" (2011). 'About' expresses the choreographer’s personal cultural connection and continuing curiosity about the four winds (Gub) of the Torres Strait Islands. The behaviours of these winds guide the people in their daily lives, and the spirits of these winds inform the essential elements of their cultural life. Also available with captions and audio description for hearing or vision impaired. Bangarra Dance Theatre Education Resources are available at: http://www.bangarra.com.au/education-resources The 'About' Resource includes: Exploring About, Bringing the stories to the stage: the creative process Class Activities: years 5/6 (Stage 3) © 2015 Bangarra Dance Theatre Australia, unless otherwise indicated. Provided all acknowledgements are retained, this material may be used, reproduced and communicated free of charge for non-commercial educational purposes within Australia and in overseas schools where the Australian curriculum is taught until 30 June 2018.
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Bangarra Dance Theatre 2015
 
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Bangarra is an Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander organisation and one of Australia’s leading performing arts companies, widely acclaimed nationally and around the world for its 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 heritage, from various places 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 these tours 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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TERRAIN Photoshoot, behind the scenes
 
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A behind the scenes Photoshoot of Bangarra Dance Theatre's new work for 2012, TERRAIN. Commissioned by Stephen Page and choreographed by Frances Rings, TERRAIN is a fusion of contemporary dance and storytelling inspired by the timeless beauty of Lake Eyre and the connection of Indigenous people to country. TOURING NATIONALLY in 2012 Arts Centre, Melbourne 29 June - 2 July Sydney Opera House, 18 July -- 18 August IPAC, Wollongong, 24 -- 25 August Adelaide Festival Centre, 29 August -- 1 September Canberra Theatre Centre, 13 -- 15 September QPAC, Brisbane, 3 -- 7 October BOOK NOW bangarra.com.au
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Terrain: Bangarra Dance Theatre Education Resource
 
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This Bangarra Dance Theatre Education Resource video is excerpts of 'Terrain' (2012). 'Terrain' looks at the area of Australia known as Lake Eyre and is inspired by the power of natural forces and the vulnerability of ecosystems within a landscape that has existed and evolved as long as the Earth itself - a landscape from where human beings draw life and express meaning to that life. Also available with captions and audio description for hearing or vision impaired. Bangarra Dance Theatre Education Resources are available at: http://www.bangarra.com.au/education-resources The 'Terrain' Resource includes: Exploring Terrain, Bringing the stories to the stage: the creative process Class Activities: years 7 - 10 © 2015 Bangarra Dance Theatre Australia, unless otherwise indicated. Provided all acknowledgements are retained, this material may be used, reproduced and communicated free of charge for non-commercial educational purposes within Australia and in overseas schools where the Australian curriculum is taught until 30 June 2018.
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Bangarra Dance Theatre: Mathinna (2008)
 
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Inspired by a young girl's journey between two cultures, Mathinna traces the fragmented history of a young Tasmanian Aboriginal girl removed from her traditional life and adopted into Western Colonial society, only to be ultimately returned to the fragments of her original heritage. CHOREOGRAPHY Stephen Page MUSIC David Page SET DESIGN Peter England LIGHTING DESIGN Damien Cooper COSTUME DESIGN Jennifer Irwin
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Bangarra's Rekindling program: rekindling culture for young people
 
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See the impact of Bangarra's Rekindling program, which has connected almost 230 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth across 16 communities with their culture. In late February and early March of 2016, Rekindling will be visiting Heywood and Horsham in Victoria, Yarrabah in Queensland and Broome in Western Australia so if you're an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander secondary school student in one of these areas, register now online! No dance experience is necessary, just a willingness to learn and share. Registrations for the 2016 auditions are now open online at www.bangarra.com.au/rekindling
ID by Stephen Page
 
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This clip is a short excerpt from Stephen Page's acclaimed work 'ID' Created in 2011 as part of BELONG, 'ID' tours Victoria and Tasmania during August and September 2013 as part of the 'Kinship' program. www.bangarra.com.au/productions/kinship
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Bangarra: Frances Rings + David Page TERRAIN
 
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Bangarra's artists-in-residence, Choreographer Frances Rings and Composer David Page speak to Georgia Moodie, Arts Mitten reporter from SYN Radio (syn.org.au) about TERRAIN. Inspired by the timeless beauty of Kati Thanda (Lake Eyre) TERRAIN opened in Melbourne on 29 June 2012 and follows with a national tour. The response has been overwhelmingly positive from critics and audiences alike. For more information and national tour dates see bangarra.com.au/performance/terrain
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TERRAIN Performance
 
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Bangarra Dance Theatre presents TERRAIN the new work by Australia's leading Indigenous performing arts company. A powerful fusion of contemporary dance and storytelling inspired by Kati Thanda (Lake Eyre), this powerful and evocative work has been described as 'breathtaking', 'mind-blowing', 'hypnotic' and 'visually stunning' TERRAIN unites a powerhouse of award winning artists choreographer Frances Rings, composer David Page, designer Jacob Nash, lighting by Karen Norris and costumes Jennifer Irwin. Currently playing the Sydney Opera House. Wednesdays through Saturday's at 8.00pm and 6.30pm on Tuesday's. Matinees are Saturday July 28th and August 11th and 18th at 2pm until August 18. We look forward to sharing TERRAIN with you.
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Farewell to Deborah, Leonard & Nicola
 
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We say goodbye to our much-loved dancers, Deborah Brown, Nicola Sabatino and Leonard Mickelo as they take the next step in their creative journey.
lore - When photography meets dance: capturing the moment
 
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Enter the Bangarra studios and discover how the company's images are captured - this is the making of our 2015 campaign lore, as dancers Kaine Sultan-Babij and Nicola Sabatino weave their magic in for photographer Edward Mulvihill to capture. lore tours nationally from June to September 2015 visiting Sydney, Canberra, Wollongong, Brisbane and Melbourne.
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Bangarra in the Big Apple 2016
 
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A taste of the Bangarra dance ensemble taking off on international tour to explore the streets of New York City and perform 'Spirit' – a collection of iconic works from Bangarra’s 27-year history – at the prestigious 13th annual Fall for Dance Festival at the New York City Centre.
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Bangarra & Beyond Blue Rekindling Youth Program 'Stories for Keeping Strong'
 
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During 2014 Bangarra collaborated with Beyond Blue to produce this clip for the 'Stories for Keeping Strong series' Bangarra's Rekindling Youth Program participant Taliah King and NAISDA Dance College students Robert Page and Tyrone Simpkins talk about their involvement in arts and cultural practice through dance, and how it helps to keep them strong and strengthens their identity and overall health and well being'. A Beyond blue initiative.
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Flash dance: behind the scenes at the Ochres photoshoot
 
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Bangarra's season images are highly regarded and much care and thought is put into their look and feel, with Artistic Director Stephen Page directing the dancers as they move under the camera's flash. Photographer Edward Mulvihill shot Leonard Mickelo and Tara Gower recently for the 21st anniversary season of Ochres, which opens at Carriageworks on 27 November.
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Bangarra World Ballet Day
 
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Join Bangarra dancer Tara Gower as she takes you on a tour of our Sydney studios, into the rehearsal space with Artistic Director Stephen Page and on international tour to Istanbul and Paris, all filmed exclusively for World Ballet Day 2015!
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EORA as part of Vivid Sydney 2015
 
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EORA is a large scale video projected on the southern pylon of the Sydney Harbour Bridge during Vivid Sydney 2015. It celebrates and acknowledges the First People and the culture of the place we now call Sydney: the Eora. EORA is presented by Bangarra Dance Theatre with the University of Sydney.
Blak: the music
 
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'Blak: the music' explores the creation of the soundscape for Bangarra's new work. For the first time, the sounds of award-winning composer David Page will be fused with the electronic creations of Paul Mac, both legends in cutting edge Australian music.
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Rekindling: 2016
 
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In 2016, Bangarra has been working with communities in Horsham and Heywood in Victoria, Yarrabah in Queensland and Broome in Western Australia to deliver its powerful youth outreach program Rekindling. Delivery of Rekindling is made possible by the generous support of our partners: the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, Colonial Foundation, Patterson Pearce Foundation, Robert Salzer Foundation, Tim Fairfax Family Foundation and Bangarra’s private donors.
The Making of 'Dance Clan 3'
 
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Hear from Bangarra's Artistic Director Stephen Page and dancers Deborah Brown and Jasmin Sheppard about their journey choreographing new works for 'Dance Clan 3'. With thanks to our friends at Qantas, this short video was filmed at Bangarra's home base in Walsh Bay Sydney. Come behind the scenes into Bangarra's sacred rehearsal space and see the making of 'Dance Clan 3'.
Terrain: Bangarra Dance Theatre Education Resource (with Audio Description)
 
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This Bangarra Dance Theatre Education Resource video is excerpts of 'Terrain' (2012). 'Terrain' looks at the area of Australia known as Lake Eyre and is inspired by the power of natural forces and the vulnerability of ecosystems within a landscape that has existed and evolved as long as the Earth itself - a landscape from where human beings draw life and express meaning to that life. Also available with captions and audio description for hearing or vision impaired. Bangarra Dance Theatre Education Resources are available at: http://www.bangarra.com.au/education-resources The 'Terrain' Resource includes: Exploring Terrain, Bringing the stories to the stage: the creative process Class Activities: years 7 - 10 © 2015 Bangarra Dance Theatre Australia, unless otherwise indicated. Provided all acknowledgements are retained, this material may be used, reproduced and communicated free of charge for non-commercial educational purposes within Australia and in overseas schools where the Australian curriculum is taught until 30 June 2018.
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Moth Education Resource (with Audio Description)
 
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This Bangarra Dance Theatre Education Resource video is the dance 'Moth' and represents a story of spiritual inheritance and transformation. 'Moth' is an excerpt from 'Bush' (2003) This clip is with captions and audio description for hearing or vision impaired. Bangarra Dance Theatre Education Resources are available at: http://www.bangarra.com.au/education-resources The 'Moth' Resource Includes: Telling the stories: Bush | Moth | Bringing the Stories to the stage: the creative process Class Activities: years 3/4 | years 5/6 © 2013 Bangarra Dance Theatre Australia and Education Services Australia Ltd, unless otherwise indicated. Provided all acknowledgements are retained, this material may be used, reproduced and communicated free of charge for non-commercial educational purposes within Australia and in overseas schools where the Australian curriculum is taught until 30 June 2018. Resources developed by Bangarra Dance Theatre Australia with funding and support from the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.
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Luke Currie-Richardson Bangarra 2012 Dancer Trainee
 
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Bangarra's Indigenous 2012 dance trainee is Luke Currie-Richardson. In this clip, Luke shares a little of his first year with Bangarra. Bangarra's Indigenous Traineeships are part of the highly successful Indigenous Employment Program and provide twelve months of tertiary training and professional work experience across the areas of performance, production or management within Bangarra. 'I am honoured to be joining Bangarra and aspire to be a role model for young children both Indigenous and non Indigenous' Luke Currie-Richardson
Patyegarang Behind the scenes Photoshoot
 
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Come behind the scenes at Bangarra Dance Theatre with Artistic Director Stephen Page and photographer Greg Barrett as they capture the striking images for the new work 'Patyegarang'. Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2014, Bangarra tells the story of Patyegarang the inspirational journey of a potent Indigenous spirit alive in Australia's past and present. To find out more about Patyegarang visit: www.bangarra.com.au/performance/patyegarang Choreography Stephen Page Music David Page Set Design Jacob Nash Costume Design Jennifer Irwin Lighting Design Nick Schlieper Dramaturg Alana Valentine
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Artistic Director Stephen Page talks 'Kinship'
 
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Watch excerpts from 'Kinship' and listen to Artistic Director Stephen Page discuss his inspiration and the importance of regional touring in this new video. 'Kinship' is part-way through its 2013 regional tour to Victoria and Tasmania with performances still to come in Warragul, Sale, Frankston, Nunawading and Hobart. To find out more and book your tickets visit www.bangarra.com.au
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Qantas 'Blak' short documentary
 
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Our friends at Qantas spoke to Bangarra's Artistic Director Stephen Page and dancer/choreographer Daniel Riley McKinely to make this short documentary on 'Blak'. 'Blak' is on at the Sydney Opera House 7 - 22 June, Canberra Theatre Centre 11- 13 July and QPAC Brisbane 18 - 27 July.
Bangarra's Rekindling Youth Program 2018
 
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Bangarra's Rekindling program is supported by The Colonial Foundation, Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation, Patterson Pearce Foundation, Tim Fairfax Family Foundation, the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, and a generous group of individual donors to Bangarra.
Bangarra Dance Theatre TERRAIN
 
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In 2012, internationally acclaimed Bangarra Dance Theatre presents a new work: TERRAIN a powerful fusion of contemporary dance and storytelling commissioned by Bangarra's Artistic Director Stephen Page and choreographed by celebrated Aboriginal artist Frances Rings. Described as a hymn to country, TERRAIN transports us to Lake Eyre the place of Australia's inland sea: one of the few untouched natural waterways in the world. Bangarra artists explore the innate connection of Indigenous people to country and how the landscape is a second skin. The award-winning Aboriginal artists: Composer David Page and Designer Jacob Nash join Frances Rings in creating a powerful and evocative production inspired by the timeless beauty of Lake Eyre. TOURING NATIONALLY in 2012 Arts Cente, Melbourne 29 June - 2 July Sydney Opera House, 18 July -- 18 August IPAC, Wollongong, 24 -- 25 August Adelaide Festival Centre, 29 August -- 1 September Canberra Theatre Centre, 13 -- 15 September QPAC, Brisbane, 3 -- 7 October BOOK NOW bangarra.com.au
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Bennelong behind-the-scenes
 
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Come behind the scenes with Artistic Director Stephen Page as he begins creating his brand-new work Bennelong. In a unique Australian dance language, Bangarra Dance Theatre will celebrate the continuation of life and culture, animated by the power, artistry and passion of the country’s most acclaimed dancers.
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Bangarra's Youth Program Rekindling 2014
 
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Since 2013, Rekindling has visited 12 communities working with the next generation of storytellers in developing dance performances connected to their rich cultural heritage. Mentored and trained by Bangarra's Youth Program team: Youth Program Director Sidney Saltner and Youth Program Leaders Chantal Kerr and Patrick Thaiday, participants will gather stories, songs and dances from within their communities to create and present a live dance performance telling their stories, their way. In 2015 Rekindling goes to Adelaide, Dubbo, Mackay and Brisbane. Registrations are now open, find out more at www.bangarra.com.au/rekindling
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Bennelong by Bangarra - behind the scenes photoshoot
 
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Come inside the Bangarra studios as the company prepares for 2017 with the premiere of its brand new work, Bennelong, choreographed by Artistic Director Stephen Page. Dancers: Beau Dean Riley Smith, Luke Currie Richardson and Rikki Mason. Photography by Edward Mulvihill.
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Creating Dark Emu: Daniel Riley
 
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Dark Emu choreographer Daniel Riley explores his approach to bringing Bruce Pascoe's monumental book to the stage. "It's how we can make those words into a spirit that a dancer can then explore physically," he says, "and what the relationship between land, spirit, animal, element and culture is". Dark Emu premieres at the Sydney Opera House on 14 June, before touring Canberra, Perth, Brisbane and Melbourne. Tickets selling fast! Book now: https://goo.gl/rQrRy1 14 June – 14 July Sydney Opera House 26 – 28 July Canberra Theatre Centre 2 – 5 August State Theatre Centre of WA 24 August – 1 September QPAC 6 – 15 September Arts Centre Melbourne
TERRAIN Performance excerpts
 
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Bangarra Dance Theatre presents TERRAIN the new work by Australia's leading Indigenous performing arts company. A powerful fusion of contemporary dance and storytelling inspired by Kati Thanda (Lake Eyre), this powerful and evocative work has been described as 'breathtaking', 'mind-blowing', 'hypnotic' and 'visually stunning' TERRAIN unites a powerhouse of award winning artists choreographer Frances Rings, composer David Page, designer Jacob Nash, lighting by Karen Norris and costumes Jennifer Irwin. Currently playing the Sydney Opera House. Wednesdays through Saturday's at 8.00pm and 6.30pm on Tuesday's. Matinees are Saturday July 28th and August 11th and 18th at 2pm until August 18. We look forward to sharing TERRAIN with you.
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