30 years of sixty five thousand

A celebration of contemporary dance, story and culture

Sydney | 13 June — 13 July | Book Now 
Canberra | 18 — 20 July | Book Now 
Perth | 31 July — 3 August | Book Now 
Darwin | 17 August | Book Now
Brisbane | 23 — 31 August | Book Now 
Melbourne | 5 — 14 September | Book Now 
Adelaide | 19 — 21 September | Book Now
Hobart |  3 — 5 October | Book Now

Age recommendation: ages 8 and up
Running Time: 2 hours including interval
Please note, this work uses theatrical smoke and haze.

WARNING: This program includes video and audio of people who have passed away. We acknowledge them for the indelible mark they've left on our cultural and creative practice.


Artistic Director
  • Stephen Page
Unaipon Choreography
  • Frances Rings
Stamping Ground Choreography
  • Jiří Kylián
to make fire Choreography
  • Stephen Page
to make fire Choreography
  • Elma Kris

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 premier 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 triumph" "
Stamping Ground...utterly spellbinding" 

The Daily Telegraph 

"Triple treat a fitting tribute to 30 years" 
Sydney Morning Herald ★★★★½

"Exhilarating, joyous...Fills your heart." 
Limelight ★★★★

"Bangarra is one of the true wonders of Australian culture"
Time Out ★★★★


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