Published on October 19th, 2014 | by admin
Bangarra Dance Theatre announces two unique performances as part of Corroboree Sydney 2014
Coming to the end of 2014, Bangarra is excited and proud to announce two thrilling events concluding the celebrations of its 25th anniversary and honouring Australian Indigenous stories, dances and songs.
As part of Corroboree Sydney 2014, the company presents Bangarra celebrates 25 years! – a free outdoor event on the forecourt of the Sydney Opera House. From 6.30pm on Sunday 30 November 2014, the evening will include a short performance by the NSW Public School Aboriginal Dance Company mentored by Bangarra, song stories by Christine Anu from her Stylin Up album, traditional songs by Djakapurra Munyarryun from North East Arnhem Land accompanied by live yidaki and will culminate with a showcase of Bangarra’s most acclaimed dance works – emceed by the eloquent actress Deborah Mailman. Also marking the final night of Corroboree Sydney 2014, this is an event for the community and all of Sydney to enjoy.
Also part of the festival Bangarra presents Page 8 in its studio theatre in Walsh Bay from 21 November to 14 December 2014. Page 8 is a poignant one-man show about Munaldjali and Nunukal man David Page, multi-award winning artist and composer; and Artist-in-Residence at Bangarra. First performed in 2004 with sold-out seasons across Australia and a seven-week tour in the UK, reviews described the work as “a beautifully crafted and wonderfully performed piece of autobiographical theatre” (Sydney Morning Herald); “a personal triumph shared with humour and flair” (The Age) and “a poignant one-man performance” (The Guardian UK).