Bangarra’s Community Nights provide the company with a way to connect with those who share the rich culture and history that is sewn through our storytelling. It is one of the many initiatives we have at Bangarra to bring our community together and celebrate our stories.
Bangarra has a longstanding commitment to sharing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories from across the country – strengthening and showcasing our culture, which spans tens of thousands of years.
With the generous support of The Balnaves Foundation, Bangarra’s Community Nights provide us with an accessible means to bring our community together, to celebrate our culture and stories through Bangarra’s world-class performances and unique form of storytelling.
Wilay is the Wiradjuri word for Brushtail Possum, given to us by Uncle Stan Grant Senior. (This initiative was formerly known as Koori(e) Kids’ Day).
Bangarra’s Wilay program enables Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander school students to access a dedicated matinee performance, at a discounted price. The performance is often followed by an 'In Conversation' with some of the dancers and creatives.
Wilay allows us to build a relationship with the next generation of those who share the rich culture and history that is sewn through our storytelling. It is important to pass these stories down.