Its been a massive couple of weeks training and rehursing every day, Wishing my girls so much love today and tomorrow as they perform at #creativegenterations Brisbane convention centre!... ♡
Love you both and we are all so proud.
Thankyou to all who make this possible allowing our children this opportunity to be able to learn and connect to their culture!.. @bsmit825 ♡
Featured creator: @toofpark via @bangarradancetheatre⠀
This is your daily reminder that women endure and survive⠀
Many of you may not know about the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC). Most colonial nations have little to be proud of when it comes to their treatment of Indigenous people, and Australia is no different. Born of a day of mourning, NAIDOC Week is now a time to recognise the history, culture and achievements of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Every year a theme is chosen to reflect the issues that are important to these communities.⠀
NAIDOC week has just started and, this year, the theme is something particularly close to our hearts; #BecauseofHerWeCan . Indigenous women’s stories have often gone untold, and their incredible strength, resilience, and contributions unrecognised. They have raised their voices in demonstration, in hope, and in song. They tell stories of the dreaming whilst never losing sight of their hopes for the future. They are mothers, grandmothers, sisters and aunties, and they have have birthed, shaped and upheld their communities for at least 65,000 years.⠀
@bangarradancetheatre is one of Australia’s leading performing arts companies, telling stories gathered from respected community elders. This week their incredible dancers are sharing the stories of the important women in their lives, filmed by another talented woman @toofpark. We hope you’ll join us in celebrating NAIDOC week 2018!⠀
Know really cool women doing really cool things?⠀
Tag @womencreating | #womencreating ⠀
An initiative of @thesewilddreams & @onethousandwordsorless⠀
@tonyalbert Mid-century Modern - Walkabout, 2016, pigment print on paper,50 x 50mm. This work in Albert's current show at GOMA until 7 October 2018 - see how Albert takes back and rewrites history and landscape...this work endlessly connotative - love it!
Watching ‘Dark Emu’ by the bangarra dance group at the imposing Opera House was extraordinary. The dancers mesmerising performances told the story of aboriginal heritage and a response to the assault on land, people and spirit
I am so grateful to my Auntie for arranging our visit, an incredible night, thank you 💛
I was lucky enough to go and see “Dark “Emu” last night. The current Bangarra Dance production. It’s hard to find the right words. It was so absolutely stunning & magnificent. The story. The movement. I was in a trance the whole time. I can’t can’t to take the inspiration I felt into my joyful movement Nia class today. If you are free come dance with me today. If you can, make sure you go and see this spectacular performance. It’s on in Sydney for a few more days I think and then it’s touring. Ahhhhhh the dance ❤️ #joyfulmovementnia#joyfulmovement#bangarra#bangarradancetheatre#darkemu#waangengablanco
I'm in Sydney! @crazysarahcool and I went to see @bangarradancetheatre perform Dark Emu tonight and it was 💯
Seriously, look up where it is touring and see it when you can. So good. Also the Opera House and harbour are pretty spectacular at night, even if it is pretty damn cold. .
Just amazing. Must see. 🙏🏼 thank you @bangarradancetheatre
The significance of Aboriginal mourning ceremonies are woven into the story of Dark Emu, with Bangarra’s Jennifer Irwin creating intricately woven gypsum caps for the scene ‘Bowls of Mourning’. Dancer Jasmin Sheppard expresses both wonderment and sadness in learning of their importance: “The creativity and complexity of this practice created space, time and a physically heavy way of dealing with loss. I, too, had no idea that these caps existed, or that they were used in mourning ceremonies: a symptom of how much has been lost or prevented from being passed down. I was also saddened to learn of their dismissal as dinosaur eggs by archeologists.” Discover the interconnected stories and theatrical richness of Dark Emu - ticket link in bio. 📸 @daniel.boud
Today is your last chance to donate to Bangarra before the end of the financial year! As we stage Dark Emu around the country over the coming months, we do so as the only Australian Major Performing Arts company with its cultural origins in this land. Off the main stage, Bangarra nurtures the connection to community at the heart of everything we do, with a range of programs that are not covered by our core government funding, but instead rely on the generous support of our donors. Learn more about Bangarra’s offstage initiatives and donate today – link in bio. 📸 @daniel.boud