Stephen Page with the Bangarra dancers

Artistic Director:

Stephen Page

World premiere at Sydney Opera House in June 2017

Bangarra Dance Theatre is acclaimed worldwide for its authentic storytelling, distinctive voice and moving performances. In 2017, the company returns with Bennelong, a new full-length work by Artistic Director Stephen Page.

Woollarawarre Bennelong was a senior man of the Eora, from the Port Jackson area in Sydney. With extraordinary curiosity and diplomacy, Bennelong led his community to survive a clash of cultures, and left a legacy that reverberates through contemporary life.

Bennelong is Bangarra at its best. In a unique Australian dance language, the company celebrates the continuation of life and culture through the power, artistry and passion of the country’s most outstanding dancers. With its immersive soundscapes and exquisite design, Bennelong will leave you in awe of Australia’s history – and its power to repeat.

Don’t miss your chance to experience Bangarra in 2017.

Book a season package in Sydney and save 10%*

In no other company’s work are past and present so potently, inextricably intertwined.

The Australian


  • Stephen Page with the Bangarra dancers
Costume Design
  • Jennifer Irwin
Set Design
  • Jacob Nash
Lighting Design
  • Nick Schlieper
  • Steve Francis
  • Alana Valentine

Touring Info

  • Sydney Opera House 29 June - 29 July 2017
  • Canberra Theatre Centre 3 - 5 August 2017
  • QPAC, Brisbane 25 August - 2 September 2017
  • Arts Centre Melbourne 7 - 16 September 2017