AMPAG, Bangarra Dance Theatre Bangarra Dance Theatre:OUR land people stories

OUR land people stories

Image Credits: Kaine Sultan-Babij | Photo by: Edward Mulvihill

September 2016

Thu 01 

Bangarra Dance Theatre

Bangarra Dance Theatre

Arts Centre Melbourne



OUR land people stories is Bangarra’s new contemporary dance work showcasing the endless choreographic talents of the company and the infinite stories of Australia’s cultural heritage.

Artistic Director Stephen Page tells the story of internationally acclaimed visual artistNyapanyapa Yunupingu from North East Arnhem Land. This piece draws inspiration from her incredible life story and paintings.

Jasmin Sheppard's Macq (first performed in 2013 during Dance Clan 3) is brought to the main stage, exploring the 1816 March of Macquarie - a historical chapter that decimated Sydney's Aboriginal community.

Daniel Riley and Beau Dean Riley Smith createMiyagan , a poignant dance story mapping their cultural heritage in a discovery of their family background on Wiradjuri country in New South Wales.

The dancers' artistry, athleticism and authenticity drive the company's reputation as one of Australia's most loved ensembles. Join them in 2016 as they pass their message stick on to you.

Pictured: Kaine Sultan-Babij | Photo by: Edward Mulvihill

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It is exciting to see this next generation of choreographer developing from the Bangarra stable.


Bangarra dance is a triumph.


The 2016 national tour of OUR land people stories is dedicated to David Page.