Bangarra Dance Theatre

Published on 19th Jun, 2016

Dancer Waangenga Blanco. Photo by Edward Mulvihill

BANGARRA | Our Land People Stories

Opening Season extended

In 2016, Bangarra brings you a remarkable triple bill. OUR Land People Stories is a new contemporary dance work showcasing the endless choreographic talents of the company and the infinite stories of Australia’s cultural heritage.

In Nyapanyapa Artistic Director Stephen Page tells the story of internationally acclaimed visual artist Nyapanyapa Yunupingu from North East Arnhem Land. This piece draws inspiration from her incredible life story and paintings.

Jasmin Sheppard’Macq (first performed in 2013 during Dance Clan 3) is brought to the main stage, exploring the 1816 March of Macquarie – a historical chapter that decimated Sydney’s Aboriginal community.

Daniel Riley and Beau Dean Riley Smith create Miyagan , a poignant dance story mapping their cultural heritage in a discovery of their family background on Wiradjuri country in New South Wales.

The dancers’ artistry, athleticism and authenticity drive the company’s reputation as one of Australia’s most loved ensembles. Join them in 2016 as they pass their message stick on to you.

The 2016 national tour of OUR Land People Stories is dedicated to the late David Page.

BANGARRA | Our Land People Stories

17 June – 9 July 2016 Sydney Opera House >  Book Now
20 – 23 July 2016 State Theatre Centre of Western Australia > Book Now
28 – 30 July 2016 Canberra Theatre Centre > Book Now
12 – 20 Aug 2016 QPAC > Book Now
1 – 10 Sept 2016 Arts Centre Melbourne > Book Now

Bangarra dance ensemble in 'Macq'. Photo by Jhuny Boy-Borja

NYAPANYAPA (2016)
Choreography: Stephen Page
Music: Steve Francis
Set Design: Jacob Nash
Costume Design: Jennifer Irwin
Lighting Design: Matt Cox

MACQ (2013)
Choreography: Jasmin Sheppard
Music: David Page
Set Design: Jacob Nash
Costume Design: Jennifer Irwin
Lighting Design: Matt Cox
Cultural Consultant: Frances Bodkin

MIYAGAN (2016)
Choreography: Beau Dean Riley Smith and Daniel Riley
Music: Paul Mac
Set Design: Jacob Nash
Costume Design: Jennifer Irwin
Lighting Design: Matt Cox
Cultural Consultant: Diane McNaboe, Lynette Riley

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