The choreography, rooted in tradition, flowers in remarkably imaginative new ways
New York Times
Modern dance with a sense of self-reliance is rare enough, and modern dance informed by a sense of mission seems almost miraculous
Los Angeles Times
Bangarra'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.

Choreographer Stephen Page
Music David Page & Steve Francis
Set Design John Matkovic
Lighting Design Joe Mercurio
Costume Design Jennifer Irwin
Cultural Consultant Djakapurra Munyarryun

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