Bennelong

Bangarra Dance Theatre

Bennelong Thu 6 Feb - Sun 9 Feb Heath Ledger Theatre Thu 6 Feb - Sun 9 Feb Heath Ledger Theatre $25 - $79 + BF
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'Ravishingly beautiful and deeply unsettling all at once.'

THE AUSTRALIAN

‘Extraordinarily powerful … It sums up yesterday, today and perhaps tomorrow.’

SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

Bangarra Dance Theatre is acclaimed worldwide for its authentic storytelling, distinctive voice and moving performances. After a triumphant national tour and seven Helpmann Awards, they bring their extraordinary Bennelong to Perth Festival.

Bennelong explores the life of one of history’s most iconic Aboriginal figures. Woollarawarre Bennelong was a Senior man of the Eora, who led his community to survive a clash of cultures. Through striking dance, soul-stirring soundscapes and exquisite design, Bangarra unpacks Bennelong’s legacy and its reverberation through contemporary Australian life.

Created by artistic director Stephen Page, Bennelong is Bangarra at its best. In a unique Australian dance language, the company celebrates the continuation of life and culture through the power, brilliance and passion of its outstanding artists. It will leave you in awe of Australia’s history – and its power to repeat.

Choreographer
Stephen Page
Set Designer
Jacob Nash
Music
Steve Francis
Costume Designer
Jennifer Irwin
Lighting Designer
Nick Schlieper
Dramaturg
Alana Valentine
Cultural Consultant
Matthew Doyle
Director, Technical & Production
John Colvin
Production Manager
Cat Studley
Company Manager
Cloudia Elder
Stage Manager
Lillian Hannah
Head Electrician
Ryan Shuker
Lighting Realiser
Chris Twyman
Head of Wardrobe
Monica Smith
Head Mechanist
David Tongs
AV Technician
Emjay Matthews
Assistant Stage Manager
Stephanie Storr Clark

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.

Time & Location

Thu 6 Feb - Sun 9 Feb

Thu & Fri, 7.30pm | Sat, 1.30pm & 7.30pm | Sun, 6pm

Heath Ledger Theatre, 174-175 William Street / Yandilup

Duration

75mins

Pricing
  • Premium

    • Adult: $79
    • Friend: $71
  • A Reserve

    • Adult: $69
    • Concession: $65
    • Friend: $62
  • B Reserve

    • Adult: $49
    • Concession: $47
    • Friend: $44
    • Student: $25
  • C Reserve

    • Adult: $39
    • Concession: $37
    • Friend: $35
    • Student: $25

Eligible for package discount

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Accessibility
Notes

Contains smoke and haze effects
Suitable for ages 12+

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Post Show Q&A

Fri 7 Feb

Stay in your seats after the performance to hear from creators and artists in a Q&A session.

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