Following their recent critical and box office smash Bennelong, Bangarra is back in Sydney in November with a season of homegrown stories. ONES COUNTRY – the spine of our stories plays at Carriageworks from 24 November – 2 December
Co-presented by Carriageworks, this diverse program brings together the choreographic talents of Bangarra dancers Elma Kris & Nicola Sabatino (Whistler); Kaine Sultan-Babij (Place); and Bangarra foundation member and Yolngu songman Djakapurra Munyarryun (Yalu). This will be Bangarra’s second foray at Carriageworks, after a successful season of Ochres in 2015.
The Artistic Director of Bangarra, Stephen Page, said there was a myriad of stories to be unearthed from within the company. “It’s incredible to see original, authentic Australian stories coming from the dancers; their stories, their heritage, their land inspires the stories we tell,” explains Page.
“To see Djakapurra working in our studios again and passing on his knowledge to the next generation, it’s a beautiful continuation of our songline and shows how strong our connection to culture is.”
Director of Carriageworks, Lisa Havilah, welcomed the world-class company back to the venue. “Bangarra’s relationships with Indigenous communities are the heart of their practice, their repertoire is created on country and stories gathered from community Elders. Located on Gadigal land, Carriageworks’ Indigenous history and place is central to our Artistic Program and we are proud to welcome back our friends and partner Bangarra this November with a triple bill of new works and contemporary Australian stories.”
Join us on an Australian journey of discovery, unearthing myths and stories from the desert heart of North East Arnhem Land; to the azure salt waters of the Torres Strait Island; to an exploration of Indigenous urban life.
When: 24 November – 2 December
Where: Carriageworks, Sydney
Ticket Information: bangarra.com.au