Cultural Workshop with Bangarra Dance Theatre

Cultural Vibrancy of Torres Strait Islands

Bangarra Dance Theatre is Australia’s only Indigenous major performing arts company and is touring to Western Australia to perform their award-winning work Bennelong at the State Theatre on 6th – 9th February 2020.

About the Masterclass

While in Perth, Bangarra is committed to engaging with the community beyond the performance, and will be holding a Cultural Workshop before their final Perth Festival performance. This session focusses on exploring cultural elements of dance in a contemporary setting with language, song and dance from the Torres Strait Islands.

Facilitated by esteemed Bangarra Alumni and Senior Guest Artist Elma Kris alongside three other company members, this workshop will share the rich culture and history that is woven through the storytelling that is unique to Bangarra.

Who You Are

We’d love for you to submit an EOI if you:

  • Are an artist with a willingness to learn and participate in dance-based activities
  • Live in Western Australia

What You Should Bring

  • You will need to wear suitable clothes to dance in (and no shoes are to be worn throughout the workshop)
  • A water bottle (no glass)

Workshop Details

Date: Sunday 9 February 2020

Time: 12pm – 1.15pm

Venue: State Theatre Centre of WA

Cost: FREE!

This workshop is now at capacity. Please contact connect@perthfestival.com.au with any questions.

Bangarra is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation and one of Australia’s leading performing arts companies. They are widely acclaimed nationally and around the world for their powerful dancing, distinctive theatrical voice and utterly unique soundscapes, music and design.

Led by Artistic Director Stephen Page, the company is currently in its 30th year but its dance technique is forged from over 65,000 years of culture, embodied with contemporary movement. The company’s 18 dancers are professionally trained, dynamic artists who represent the pinnacle of Australian dance. Each has a proud Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background, from various locations across the country.

Authentic storytelling, outstanding technique and deeply moving performances are Bangarra’s unique signature.

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