Bangarra Dance Theatre

The Sydney Opera House season has come to a close. Over the past three weeks we have been blessed with almost all of our shows sold out, including the twilight 6.30pm shows on a Tuesday. What passionately dedicated audiences we have had! And what encouragement we have felt as a company, that even though the drab, wet and cold weather has not deterred people from braving the elements to enjoy our stories. Blak has been so far described as a breath of fresh air, a moment gone too fast, but a lesson in being in the present moment, a personal journey, a witness to a tightly knit family of dancers and their stories, a passionate experience. From my experience in performing Blak, I feel overwhelmed that our vision and desire to move people through our personal stories has been more than successful. There truly is a lot of ‘us’ in this show. Together with the genius of Stephen Page and Daniel Riley McKinley, I believe we have achieved our goal with the show; to touch people, to give them a glimpse of what it is like for us in our every day lives finding ourselves as men, women, Indigenous people, people of the city, with origins from all over the country (remote places and highly populated places) and the issues that we face in finding our identity through such colourful backgrounds. These stories are just a fragment of what young Indigenous people of this country face, but I do hope they have shed light on us, the next generation of Indigenous youth.

Jasmin Sheppard

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  • Mary Terszak

    I loved every bit of the show. The dedicationis shown in the danced. I was privileged to talk with Luke after the show. As an Elder it is a lifetime experience to see our people doing such wonderful things for the world to see and appreciate the talents that Aboriginal she. Keep it coming

  • Isadora

    wow, This is amazing. Hands down amazing, you all are great role models towards High School Kids.

  • Isadora

    Oh and I forgot to say that my Dance class is studying about the Bangarra Theater, This subject that were learning is amazing and outstanding, your Clips are amazing everything is amazing. God Bless.

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