Compelling contemporary dance, soul-stirring soundscapes and uniquely Australian stories – Bangarra is a company at the peak of its powers. Recent recipient of seven* 2018 Helpmann Awards, Bangarra Dance Theatre returns in August with a major new dance work, Dark Emu.
Inspired by Bruce Pascoe’s award-winning book of the same name, Dark Emu explores the vital life force of flora and fauna in a series of dance stories directed by the acclaimed Stephen Page. With long-time Bangarra collaborators Steve Francis (music), Jacob Nash (sets) and Jennifer Irwin (costumes) bringing their impeccable aesthetic to the production, Dark Emu will satisfy your spirit and connect you to Country.
Bangarra is known for its world-class dancing, atmospheric music and ravishingly beautiful set and costume design. Don’t miss your chance to experience them in 2018.
“Seventy scintillating minutes of dance, with amazingly atmospheric staging.” Sue Williams, Daily Telegraph Online
“A hugely ambitious work and one that could only have been pulled off by a company like Bangarra – at the absolute top of its game and with a decent degree of daring.” Ben Neutze, Timeout
Choreographers Stephen Page, Daniel Riley, Yolande Brown, and the dancers of Bangarra Dance Theatre
Costume designer Jennifer Irwin
Set designer Jacob Nash
Composer Steve Francis
Lighting designer Sian James-Holland
Dramaturg Alana Valentine
Author of original book Bruce Pascoe
*2018 Helpmann Awards
Best New Australian Work
Best Dance Production
Best Choreography in a Ballet, Dance or Physical Theatre Production (Stephen Page)
Best Scenic Design (Jacob Nash)
Best Lighting Design (Nick Shlieper)
Best Male Dancer in a Ballet, Dance or Physical Theatre Production (Beau Dean Riley Smith)
OUR land people stories (2016):
Best Regional Touring Production
This production contains strobe/bright lighting, theatrical smoke and haze and gunshots. Recommended for ages 12 years and older.
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DARK EMU PROGRAM
Check out the program online before you see the show and read up on the artistic process, see photos of the rehearsals, and learn more about the incredible stories from Bruce Pascoe’s award-winning book.Download [pdf 2.46MB]