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This show is part of Collected Works 2018

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Synopsis

26–28 July 2018

THIS PRODUCTION IS PART OF                     Collected Works 2018
COLLECTED WORKS 2018

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BEAUTIFUL, POIGNANT AND SOUL-STIRRING

Using a compelling mix of contemporary dance and uniquely Australian stories, Bangarra’s Dark Emu challenges long-held myths in the company’s distinctive style. In superb form after the sold-out 2017 production of Bennelong – widely acclaimed by critics and audiences alike – this latest work will nourish your spirit and connect you with Country.

Inspired by Bruce Pascoe’s award-winning book, which describes how our landscape was cultivated by Indigenous Australians long before European settlement, Dark Emu features dance stories directed by Stephen Page. Each one explores the vital life force that flora and fauna has played in its creation and redefines the narrative around the myth of the ‘hunter-gatherer’.

Long-time Bangarra collaborators Steve Francis (music), Jacob Nash (sets) and Jennifer Irwin (costumes) bring their impeccable aesthetic to the production. Known for their world-class dancing, ravishingly beautiful set and costume design, and soul-stirring soundscapes, Bangarra is a company at the peak of its powers.

REVIEW OF BENNELONG, 2016
“★★★★★ An extraordinarily powerful work, a benchmark in Australian creativity.” Sydney Morning Herald


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Dates

Gala Opening – Thursday 26 July, 7.30pm

Friday 27 July, 7.30pm

Saturday 28 July, 1.30pm & 7.30pm

 

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Credits

PRESENTED BY:
Canberra Theatre Centre and Bangarra Dance Theatre

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER:
Stephen Page

MUSIC:
Steve Francis

DESIGNER:
Jacob Nash

COSTUMES:
Jennifer Irwin

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Canberra Theatre Centre and Bangarra Dance Theatre

CATEGORY:
Dance

DURATION
:
TBC

WARNINGS:
This show may contain fog/haze effects.

SUIT CHILDREN?:
This show is suitable for children.

VENUE:
Canberra Theatre
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Take Part

GO BEYOND THE EXPERIENCE
The power of performing arts is increased when patrons engage actively with the stories above and beyond their experience in the auditorium.

Take PartPRE-SHOW IN CONVERSATION WITH CHOREOGRAPHER STEPHEN PAGE
Thursday 26 July, 6.30pm

 

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