Bangarra are currently recruiting two emerging artists for our Russell Page Graduate Program. Named after the late Russell Page, who was a passionate advocate of passing down knowledge and sharing his skills with the younger dancers, the graduates will be mentored by senior dancers and artistic staff for an 11-month period. Find out more and apply today - link in bio! Bangarra dancers and 2017 Program recipients Ryan Pearson and Baden Hitchcock pictured.
Following yesterday’s special rehearsal performance of Spirit 2018, the company met with the royal couple to discuss the background of the powerful dance stories performed and our unbroken connection to the land. We’re so proud to have had the opportunity to share the resilience and strength of our people with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture globally on the world’s stage. 📸 Penny Bradfield/Auspic/DPS
When your second family performed for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The rehearsal vibes is low key 🔥 #Dopepic —————————————
“Today Bangarra were honoured to perform excerpts from our work Spirit 2018 for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The Royal couple met with the Company and attended a rehearsal performance at @sydneyoperahouse, ahead of our upcoming international tour to India and Japan. 📸 Penny Bradfield/Auspic/DPS #royaltouraustralia#bangarra#bangarradancetheatre#indigenousculture#aboriginal#contemporarydance “
Bangarra’s Macq performance at Campbelltown Arts Centre this evening was beyond amazing! It was perfect in terms of content, form and resonance with the location as it commemorated the Appin massacre in a community that has known of, and grieved over it for so long. The local ambience with BBQs and tea was not one I’ve seen in any contemporary art gallery. As I entered the space, I whinged about not having access to a glass of wine, but I was completely mesmerised by the end. I hope this is the beginning of many more art spaces combining excellence with appeal to non-metropolitan communities. #campbelltown#arts#bangarra#dance#indigenous#appin#southwest#sydney#australia
Bangarra are delighted to be included in the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's official itinerary for their visit to Australia, coinciding with the @invictusgames2018. We’re proud to share the knowledge and stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures globally, and look forward to Prince Harry and Meghan attending a rehearsal of Spirit 2018 at @sydneyoperahouse. 📸 Zan Wimberley
Last week the company spent five incredible days in North East Arnhem Land, among the red dust desert to the fresh and salt waters that run through Yolngu country. It's so rewarding to come together with the Elders and communities that inspire our work, and experience such strong connections to land and cultural traditions. We’re so grateful 💛
Thank you my beautiful @sophfink and @margotfink for taking me to Bangarra- what a moving performance! Their best so far - a complete experience- dance, sets, lighting, costumes, and sheer raw talent, and depiction of Aboriginal people drawing life from this land for over 60,000 years - how deep and enduring the connection to land - crucial to the future. #bangarra#dance#daughters#mumsanddaughters#love#ngv
After traveling across four states to perform 63 shows, Bangarra’s Dark Emu national tour has come to an end. Our work would not be possible without the support of our audiences and we thank each and everyone of you that shared our journey with us.
As we conclude our season we reflect on the spirit of resilience and hope through Alana Valentine’s closing passage: “I am the rock that holds the heat, after the sun has set. Thank you my country
I am the grain that takes the oil, after the pouring is done. Thank you my country
I am the stone soaking up water, long since retrieved from the pool. Thank you, my country
I am the spirit of country, still giving all life to the land. Thank you, my country” 📸 @daniel.boud
✨An incredible performance by @bangarradancetheatre of Bruce Pasco’s Dark Emu, adaptation of the must-read book about the ingenuity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders; the untold history of Australia and the longest living culture! Such beauty in the fluid movement as individuals with the group dances together, stunning sets and a ‘moving’ performance! 😊Thank you! ✨
Tonight Mum and I experienced Bangarra’s Dark Emu, it was earthy, hypnotic, emotional and mesmerising. Thank you my country. Telling it as it is. 👏💖Bravo to the artistic creators and the artists who gave their all tonight. #bangarra#darkemu
Blown away by the power of @bangarradancetheatre tonight performing their incredible new work ‘Dark Emu’ - hop to it Melbourne this work is so beautiful and important in reshaping our country’s history #Bangarra#dance#storytelling#brucepascoe @bitheega Photo by amazing @daniel.boud
The most beautiful thing I have seen in years. Be kind to yourselves and see if you can find a ticket. #Repost @bangarradancetheatre with @get_repost
“a physical and visceral dialogue between dance and text. In collaboration with the dancers, three choreographers offer a beautiful evocation of the living relationship between people and plants and the impact of colonisation.” says Australian Book Review of our powerful new work Dark Emu. Our #Melbourne season is completely sold-out, but if you’re still looking for tickets please call @artscentremelbourne’s box office on the day of each performance should any final tickets be released. 📸 @daniel.boud
My fabulous friend Anna Sinn and I have been going to Bangarra dance theatre show for last 3 years. This year’s show is Dark Emu and we are going to see it this Friday night. I wanted to make an indigenous theme dress for the occasion. I found this fabric( screen printed in Darwin)a few years ago in local opshop. Perfect print for this special night out. #handmade#sewing#crafts#dress#opshopfinds#screenprint#australia#bangarra#darkemu
We sent Tahj on a plane to Sydney all by himself last night and I had my first anxiety attack once the plane took off! It was a reality check that he is growing up and is capable of making his own choices and decisions. I am so proud of him with the choices he is making and the life he is creating for himself as a young man. This can only lead to bigger and better things in his future. He is going to be something!
It is impossible to put into words the effect @bangarradancetheatre have on my soul. Still processing Bennelong from a year or so ago (the friend I went with, we still can’t speak about it but just have to look at each other and hold back tears) that said we went to Dark Emu last night and again so powerful. The beauty, the story, the everything each dancer brings. I’m not sure if everyone that watches feels the power but if even a smidge stays with that’s a start #mustsee#feedyoursoul#respect#awe#bangarra
Special post today remembering the talented Russell from @bangarradancetheatre who would have been 50 today. I had the honor of meeting and shooting him years ago in Sydney. A beautiful spirit #bangarra#dance#photography
Lucky to experience 'Dark Emu' by @bangarradancetheatre with this gang tonight. A fresh take on Australian history and the traditions of Aboriginal agriculture.
@kai_davids0n @chikaddavidson @chiara_davidson @kyliejohnson2126 @charleshotsprings @anastasiachristoe @robbie.girl
Reading Bruce Pascoe's Dark Emu was a huge eye-opener, and this show was an incredibly beautiful, visceral take. My days as a professional dancer are over before they've even begun.
What a moving experience this week to attend Bangarra’s interpretation of Bruce Pascoe’s book Dark Emu. My sister and I were brought to tears. If you are Australian...or even human...I recommend you educate yourself on the real history of our nation’s first people...in fact the earth’s first people. The truth we were all taught at school has been found to be incorrect and is verified by Pascoe’s research of diaries by white explorers. Google Pascoe’s talks on youtube, you will be amazed and inspired by our Indigenous brothers and sisters. I look forward to the day this information is part of every curriculum, as it deserves to be. Thank you @bangarradancetheatre for such a beautiful production. #bangarra#indigenous#aboriginal#torresstrait#australia#dance#contemporarydance#qpac#darkemu#brucepascoe#truthtelling#indigenousdance#inspiration#australia#firstpeople