This retrospective displays just how diverse the company is. From the exuberant corroborees to the most confronting exploration of social issues, Bangarra covers a lot of ground.
Sunday Herald Sun
Fire is a celebration that should not be missed.
Sydney Morning Herald

In 2009 Bangarra Dance Theatre celebrates 20 years of bringing Australia and the world its unique, exciting and inspirational dance theatre.

Fire – A Retrospective features the most memorable and potent elements of the company’s repertoire during this extraordinary and dynamic artistic period.

Featuring Bangarra’s exciting design installations, multi-media imagery and choreographic highlights from Ochres, Fish, Skin, Bush, Corroboree and many other much-loved works, Fire – A Retrospective takes audiences on the company’s journey across 40,000 years.

Fire – A Retrospective will take you on a 20 year journey that encapsulates those millennia and traces Bangarra’s evolution from its modest beginning to its place now on the most renowned stages of the world.

Fire – A Retrospective is an opportunity for audiences to not only experience the brilliance of the company’s ensemble and its creative inspirations, but is also a once-only chance to experience a kaleidoscope of works that have brought the company to the attention of the world.

Concept & Direction
Stephen Page
Choreography Stephen Page, Frances Rings, Bernadette Walong-Sene
Music David Page, Steve Francis
Cultural Consultants Djakapurra Munyarryun, Kathy Balngayngu Marika, Jensen Warusam, Isaac Waia
Set Design Peter England
Costume Design Jennifer Irwin
Lighting Design Jo Mercurio, Mark Howett, Karen Norris, Trudy Dalgleish, Nick Schlieper
Film Editor Rochelle Oshlack

2009 National Tour – Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Newcastle, Canberra, Wollongong

Bangarra Dance Theatre – Best Ballet or Dance Work, Helpmann Award
Stephen Page – Best Choreography in a Dance or Physical Theatre Production, Helpmann Award
Bangarra Dance Theatre – Outstanding Performance by a Company, Australian Dance Award

Daniel Riley – Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer, Australian Dance Award