AMPAG, Bangarra Dance Theatre Bangarra Dance Theatre:India Tour: Spirit 2018

India Tour: Spirit 2018

October 2018

Thu 25 

Bangarra Dance Theatre

Bangarra Dance Theatre

Qutb Minar

New Dehli, India


In Bangarra's second visit to India, they present Spirit 2018, showcasing the best of Bangarra’s 29-year repertoire in a powerful celebration of culture. The company will present performances in Bangalore and Mumbai as well as a major free outdoor performance at the Qutb Minar in New Delhi, as part of the Australian Government's Australia Fest program.

With contemporary movement forged from 65,000 years of culture, Bangarra is an unforgettable dance experience.Spirit 2018 is a powerful collection of dance stories by Artistic Director Stephen Page, drawn from the company’s 29-year history.

Set to a beautiful and haunting score composed by David Page and Steve Francis,Spirit 2018 takes audiences into a mysterious and secret space to witness nature’s sacred poetry. With stories and songlines drawn from all over Australia, it celebrates the spirit of the dingo, the ephemeral life of the moth, and throughout, Indigenous peoples’ unbroken connection to the land.

In a series of shifting incarnations, Spirit has been performed to audience and critical acclaim in Copenhagen, Bonn, New York, Vietnam, Mongolia and China. This is a true celebration of Australia’s rich culture and history, fused with outstanding dance technique.

Further to these performances, the company will split into three groups to simultaneously travel across India to undertake a variety of regional community engagement opportunities and share our knowledge and stories with a range of Indigenous groups. Bangarra will travel to Purulia, home of the Chhau mask dance, Bhopal, the site of the Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (National Museum of Humankind), and Aizawl in Northeast India to learn and experience a variety of traditional dances in a series of artistic collaborations with these communities.

Qutb Minar, New Delhi, India: 25 October 2018

Dr. B.R. Ambedkhar Bhavana, Bangalore, India: 29 October 2018

National Centre for the Performing Arts, Mumbai, India:1 November 2018

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