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Bangarra Dance Theatre

Spirit • Nyapanyapa

2019-11-15 20:00 2019-11-16 20:00 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: Bangarra Dance Theatre

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/21631

Bangarra Dance Theatre is one of Australia’s leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance companies, admired worldwide for their moving performances, distinctive voice, visually arresting productions, and authentic story-telling. Led by Artistic Director Stephen Page, Bangarra’s unique dance technique is forged from over 65,000 years of culture, embodied with contemporary movement. Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2019, the company presents a program showcasing the best of...

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Southam Hall,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
November 15 - 16, 2019
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Indigenous arts Dance Contemporary Storytelling
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© Edward Mulvihill
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© Jhun Boy Borja
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Elma Kris © Edward Mulvihill
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Women Ensemble © Edward Mulvihill
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© Susannah Wimberley
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© Zan Wimberley
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Tara Robertson, TaraGower, Jasmin Sheppard © Zan Wimberley
“Bangarra dance is a triumph” Herald Sun
  • ≈ 1 hour and 16 minutes · No intermission
  • Partial nudity
  • Smoke machine

Bangarra Dance Theatre is one of Australia’s leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance companies, admired worldwide for their moving performances, distinctive voice, visually arresting productions, and authentic story-telling. Led by Artistic Director Stephen Page, Bangarra’s unique dance technique is forged from over 65,000 years of culture, embodied with contemporary movement. Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2019, the company presents a program showcasing the best of its internationally acclaimed repertoire with Spirit, and Page’s Nyapanyapa, inspired by the life story of Yirrkala artist Nyapanyapa Yunupingu and her beautifully textured paintings.

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Artists

  • Spirit CHOREOGRAPHY: Stephen Page and Bernadette Walong-Sene

    TRADITIONAL MUSIC AND CHOREOGRAPHY: Djakapurra Munyarryun

    MUSIC: David Page and Steve Francis

    COSTUMES: Jennifer Irwin

    LIGHTING: Nick Schlieper, Karen Norris, Joseph Mercurio, Matt Cox

  • Nyapanyapa CHOREOGRAPHY: Stephen Page

    MUSIC: Steve Francis

    COSTUMES DESIGN: Jennifer Irwin

    LIGHTING: Matt Cox

    CULTURAL CONSULTANT: Nyapanyapa Yunupingu