Bangarra’s Community Ticketing Initiatives 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 Ticketing Initiatives 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.
On Wednesday 18 March, the New South Wales Government announced that indoor gatherings of over 100 people would be prohibited until midnight 16 June, in order to limit the spread of COVID-19. The safety of our artists and audiences is our highest priority, and in light of this order, we have cancelled our scheduled Community Night performance of SandSong on 9 June 2020.
We are planning on presenting our season of SandSong from 17 June, and continuing to present our Community Nights in Brisbane and Melbourne as planned, but we continue to receive advice from relevant authorities and monitor the situation carefully. We will be in touch with ticket-holders when we have more information, to discuss your options moving forward.
As you can imagine, our team is receiving a high volume of calls at this time, so we thank you for your patience in awaiting our contact. If you have any urgent questions, please email us.
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.