A CELEBRATION OF CONTEMPORARY DANCE, STORY AND CULTURE
2020 Australian Tour | Sydney, Canberra, Perth, Darwin, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart
Age recommendation: ages 8 and up
Running Time: 2 hours including interval
Bangarra: 30 years of sixty five thousand is Bangarra Dance Theatre’s landmark 30th anniversary season. This diverse program of three contemporary works displays the passionate storytelling, rich artistry and deep community connections that have made Bangarra the premiere Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performing arts company in Australia.
Frances Rings’ Unaipon is an absorbing portrait of the great Aboriginal inventor, philosopher, writer and storyteller, Ngarrindjeri man David Unaipon, who features on the Australian $50 note. Stamping Ground was created by Czech choreographer Jiří Kylián as an homage to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their cultures. Curated by Artistic Director Stephen Page, to make fire highlights the breadth, power and beauty of Bangarra’s creations over three decades.
With roots in the world’s oldest continuing culture, Bangarra: 30 years of sixty five thousand carries the spirit of Bangarra into its fourth decade, promising many more years of deeply moving and authentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories.
"A joy to watch"
Herald Sun ★★★★
"Three of the best"
The Age ★★★★
"Stamping Ground...utterly spellbinding"
The Daily Telegraph
"Triple treat a fitting tribute to 30 years"
Sydney Morning Herald ★★★★½
"They prove how dance can speak when words fail"
West Australian ★★★★½
"Exhilarating, joyous...Fills your heart."
"Bangarra is one of the true wonders of Australian culture"
Time Out ★★★★