Fall For Dance Festival
New York City Center
Friday 30 September 2016 SOLD OUT
Saturday 1 October SELLING FAST
Tickets $15, on sale > here

On the back of a critically acclaimed national tour, Bangarra are preparing to share their incredible artistry with two landmark cities as part of their 24th international tour, travelling with their 16 member dance ensemble.

Last in New York for a standalone season in 2008, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and most recently in 2012, performing at the Lincoln Center in collaboration with The Australian Ballet, the company returns to perform Spirit – a collection of iconic works from Bangarra’s 27-year history – at the prestigious 13th annual Fall for Dance Festival in September. Bangarra will be the only Australian company on the bill at the New York City Center festival.

A collection of Bangarra’s iconic works, Spirit showcases the company’s most acclaimed repertoire from its 27-year history. Spirit showcases Bangarra’s iconic works illustrating the best of its extensive award-winning repertoire in deeply moving contemporary dance performances. Relationships with Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are the heart of Bangarra, underpinning every movement created on stage. Spirit is a true celebration of Australia’s rich culture and history fused with outstanding dance technique – join in and experience one of the world’s most celebrated dance companies.


Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac
5- 8 October 2016
Book Tickets here

Ochres, first performed in 1995, became a watershed production for Bangarra leading to sell out shows around the country. Following a successful 21st anniversary return season in Sydney in 2015, Bangarra’s Artistic Director Stephen Page brings a new awakening of this iconic work that revealed Bangarra to the world.

The company will present five performances of Ochres, re-imagined for generations of audiences and one of Bangarra’s most iconic works. These shows will form one element of the company’s residency, which will be comprised of public talks, workshops and screenings of Stephen Page’s acclaimed directorial feature film debut SPEAR from 5 – 8 October 2016.

In all its forms and colours, ochre is essential to the life of Aboriginal communities. This four-part contemporary dance work – yellow, black, red and white – is a portrayal for each colour of this earthy substance, its myriad of purposes and the spiritual significance to Aboriginal people. Over the past two decades Bangarra has wowed audiences with its award-winning contemporary dance productions, making the company Australia’s leading Indigenous arts organisation.

This tour is supported by the Australian Government via the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.