New York TimesModern dance with a sense of self-reliance is rare enough, and modern dance informed by a sense of mission seems almost miraculous
Los Angeles TimesBangarra's telling of stories has reached a fresh level of stylised beauty and poignancy
Sydney Morning Herald
A rich visual feast and a return to the purity of dance and tradition, Stephen Page’s triple bill Corroboree embraces the Dreamtime, a time when animal spirits occupied the land without the influence of humans.
Corroboree takes a journey through the songlines of three dreamings that are central to the lives of indigenous people: Brolga, Roo and Turtle.
Brolga- a ritualistic cleansing of the spirit, wet season in the meeting grounds of Arnhem Land.
Roo – stalking of prey in the headlights, the very essence of time and fear.
Turtle – sand, sea and the waters of the Torres Strait, the everyday turbulence of birth and death.
Quietly political and evocative, Corroboree strives to bring attention to the origins of life.
2001 National Tour – Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne
2001 International Tour – USA (16 city tour)
2002 International Tour – Asia (Beijing, Hong Kong, Guangzhou) & Monaco
2013 Regional Tour (Brolga as a part of Kinship) – Victoria & Tasmania
Brolga – Education Resource
Stephen Page – Best Choreography, Helpmann Award, 2002