Each year, Bangarra provides two Indigenous dancers the opportunity of a lifetime through the Russell Page Graduate Program. Entirely funded by philanthropic support, the Program provides young dancers with a year of professional development and mentoring as members of the Bangarra ensemble. 2018 Russell Page Graduate Lillian Banks says that the opportunity to apply for the Russell Page Graduate Program gives young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dancers something to aim for. "This program gives them hope that they can achieve something, and dance with an amazing company like Bangarra. I think it opens their eyes up." Donate today to support the creative development of emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander talent - link in bio. Lillian Banks is pictured performing in Dark Emu on Community Night. 📸 @daniel.boud
Had a great time watching the @bangarradancetheatre performance last night! 😄 Thanks for the invite! Was an epic show! Congrats to the director, choreographer and all the dancers! 💕 you were brilliant!! Loved the music too 😊 #bangarradancetheatre
SPIRIT 2018 | Spinifex and Spires : Culture Collision in the most beautiful way. It was a challenging but incredible experience mounting Spirit under the watchful eye of the 11th century Minar. There’s outdoor bump ins and then there’s outdoor bump ins in India! Definitely one to remember. Next one: Bangalore! #bangarradancetheatre#stagemanagement#internationaltour
My most favourite @bangarradancetheatre is currently on their international tour around my motherland @incredibleindia. They will be performing in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalor but inbetween visiting regional areas and doing dance workshops with the local communities. Check out Bangarra and its incredible dancers @jasmin.lee.sheppard @tyrelleonardlloyd @mrrikkijon
@instagram pages as their images and stories will bring so much joy. If you are in #delhi#mumbai and #bangalore , check out of Australian High Commission's instagram @aushcindia page for performance dates and links to booking tickets. A performance not to be missed!!!
WOW!..where do i even start.
we did not even know that there was going to be a dance workshop at first but without knowing it, sir @alanrinawma randomly signed up our names for the workshop and just before the day of the workshop..He told us that he signed up our names (the whole junior team)...we were in shock but when we got there and attended the dance workshop,it was kinda fun/hard for us because we have never tried nor learned the style of the dance..but in the end it was all for our improvement, enjoyment and mostly having fun.
we put ourselves out of our comfort zones,learned some cultural dance of the Austrailia's torres strait islander dance and to be honest its kinda weird but fun at the same time.
thank you @bangarradancetheatre for teaching us the art and style of your culture of dance..and also thank you @alanrinawma for the amazing opportunity you gave me to learn and witness the workshop.
They dance to history and to narratives that are 65,000 years old. @bangarradancetheatre company will perform next week in New Delhi, they are touring India as part of the ongoing Oz Fest. #australia#ozfest#downunder#bangarradancetheatre https://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/art-and-culture/bangarra-dance-theatre-oz-fest-fire-to-the-rain-5408192/
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 “
Pictures from the 1st day of the Royal Tour 2018:
Harry & Meg kicked it off with an appearance at Admiralty House. They also received their first haby gifts! A kangaroo toy & a pair of Ugg booties.
They then moved on to Taronga Zoo to open the Taronga Institute of Science & Learning. They also met Koala Bears 🐨
They then jetted off across the Sydney harbor to view a Bangarra Rehearsal Performance at the Sydney Opera House
Their last engagement was a welcome reception at Admiralty House.
Quite a packed day!
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 💛
One part of my job is ordering and preparing the Gapan (ochre) for our eighteen dancers and one of the last things I got to do in Yirrkala was visit the ochre pits where all the gapan Bangarra uses is collected. It was such a humbling and enlightening experience to make the connection from something that is just part of my job to this sacred site and the significance of the gapan from this area. Thanks Will and the team at @bukuartnow for an incredible finale to an amazing experience returning Nyapanyapa to its country. 🙏🏽 #bangarradancetheatre#stagemanagement#yirrkala
Wonderful community performance of Bangarra Dance Theatres' Nyapanyapa at Yirrkala Basketball Court. Amazing transformation of the site into a magical performance venue. A credit to all involved in making it happen. Thanks for sharing! #bangarradancetheatre#bangarraontour#returntocountry