What is bangarra famous for?
What is bangarra famous for?
Bangarra is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation and one of Australia’s leading performing arts companies, widely acclaimed nationally and around the world for our powerful dancing, distinctive theatrical voice and utterly unique soundscapes, music and design.
What does bangarra represent to Aboriginal Australia?
‘Bangarra’ means ‘to make fire’ in the Wiradjuri language of south-east Australia and is reflected in the company’s logo.
What are the philosophies of bangarra?
Bangarra’s aims to maintain a link between the traditional Indigenous cultures of Australia and new forms of contemporary artistic expression with respect and integrity, and giving voice to social and political issues that affect us all. – To create and produce innovative contemporary dance theatre works of excellence.
Why does bangarra use cultural advisors?
Bangarra engages key cultural advisors to assist in the authentic delivery of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander programs. This often includes the sharing of stories from their respective communities, or families.
What is Aboriginal dance?
One of the major purposes of traditional Aboriginal dancing was to tell stories, which were passed down through generations. These stories would be about the land, animals, dreamtime, and Aboriginal people. The stories and dances could also be used as an initiation process, or to celebrate a new stage of life.
Who choreographed brolga?
Choreographer Stephen Page
Artistic Director and Choreographer Stephen Page spoke to Blank about Kinship and its two dance works Brolga and ID, which celebrate and explore Indigenous culture.
What inspires Stephen?
“The more I can get back on country somewhere, where you know there’s a great spiritual connection, that’s probably the biggest inspiration for me.” “I found art as a great medicine, anything that was to do with expression and listening to music and creating and telling stories, was a great way to heal and cleanse.”
Why was bangarra created?
It was to establish a school to give academic qualifications, and train dancers as members of a student and graduate performing company that would also teach. It would further provide a path for the dancers to other dance-related areas, including choreography, tour management, and all front and back of house skills.
What is Icip?
ICIP is a short way of saying Australian “Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property”. Sometimes the words “Cultural Heritage” are used to mean the same thing. 1. ICIP refers to all the rights that Indigenous people have, and want to have, to protect their traditional arts and culture.
When did Stephen Page create Bangarra opening ceremony?
He directed the Indigenous sections for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies and created a new dance work as part of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony. Stephen has choreographed over 25 works for Bangarra.
What are some of Stephen Page’s most recent works?
His most recent works include the Helpmann Award winning work Bennelong in 2017 and the work Dark Emu in 2018, choreographed together with former Bangarra dancers Daniel Riley and Yolande Brown, and which went on to become one of the most successful productions in the history of Bangarra.
How many works has David Page choreographed for Bangarra?
He created more than 12 new works for the company and 5 for the Australian Ballet. He choreographed the 2009 film Bran Nue Dae. David Page, Stephen’s brother, was for a long time the musical heartbeat of Bangarra, composing scores for 27 of the company’s 35 major works.
Who is Stephen Page and where is he from?
Stephen is a descendant of the Nunukul people and the Munaldjali clan of the Yugambeh Nation from South East Queensland.
What is bangarra famous for? Bangarra is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation and one of Australia’s leading performing arts companies, widely acclaimed nationally and around the world for our powerful dancing, distinctive theatrical voice and utterly unique soundscapes, music and design. What does bangarra represent to Aboriginal Australia? ‘Bangarra’ means ‘to make fire’…