Stephen Page with the Bangarra dancers
World premiere at Sydney Opera House in June 2017
In 2017, Bangarra presents a new contemporary dance work, choreographed by Artistic Director Stephen Page, inspired by true events.
Woollarawarre Bennelong was a senior man of the Eora, from the Port Jackson area in Sydney. In a tumultuous time of Australia’s history, Bennelong and the Eora Nation transcended “first contact”, leaving us a legacy that is still so tangible in our 21st century. Bennelong highlights the extraordinary curiosity and diplomacy that led an Aboriginal community to survive a clash of cultures.
This brand-new work is Bangarra at its best. In a unique Australian dance language, the company embraces history – celebrating the continuation of life and culture with the power, artistry, passion and physicality of the country’s most acclaimed dancers.
- Stephen Page with the Bangarra dancers
- Jennifer Irwin
- Jacob Nash
- Nick Schlieper
- Steve Francis
- Alana Valentine
- Sydney Opera House 29 June - 22 July 2017
- Canberra Theatre Centre 3 - 5 August 2017
- QPAC, Brisbane 24 August - 2 September 2017
- Arts Centre Melbourne 7 - 16 September 2017