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Beautiful and gut-wrenching, impressive stylistic unity
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2015 KInship Tour

In 2015 Bangarra will tour Kinship to Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Townsville, Gladstone and Mackay in October followed by Griffith, Orange, Dubbo, Port Macquarie and Lismore until mid-November. More details will be available soon. Subscribe to our Songlines to stay up-to-date on the tour details HERE.

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Rekindling the Aboriginal culture of Australia, internationally acclaimed Bangarra Dance Theatre presents an original and breathtaking theatrical experience: Kinship by award-winning choreographer Stephen Page.

Kinship opens with Brolga, a creation story inspired by the totemic systems in Australian Aboriginal culture, where every person is assigned a totem related to their clan. Set in North East Arnhem Land, a young girl ventures out before sunset and finds herself on a brolga (large birds) feeding ground. As she is challenged by her totemic temptation, she takes us on a journey of exploring relationships between humans and creatures, reflecting on the intrinsic spirituality of the natural world.

The performance continues with ID, investigating what it means to be Aboriginal in the 21st century, asking important questions of identity. In a series of dramatic and humorous observations, Stephen Page contemplates human nature in modern society where skin colour can drive perceptions rather than embracing differences. This bold dance theatre work celebrates the resilience of Australian Aboriginal culture in both its traditional and contemporary forms.

In 2013 Kinship tours to Victoria and Tasmania, taking these stories to Australian regional communities with whom Bangarra has developed strong relationships that continue to inform the integrity of Bangarra’s work.

BROLGA CREDITS
Choreography Stephen Page
Music David Page & Steve Francis
Costume Design Jennifer Irwin
Nesting Kulum Design Peter England
Original Lighting Design Joe Mercurio
Original Set Design John Matkovic, Stephen Page
Cultural Advisors Djakapurra Munyarryun & Kathy Balngayngu Marika

ID CREDITS
Choreography Stephen Page
Music David Page
Set Design Jacob Nash
Lighting Design Matt Cox
Costume Design Emma Howell
Cultural Advisors Djakapurra Munyarryun & Kathy Balngayngu Marika

TOURING
2013 Regional Tour – Victoria & Tasmania
2014 International Tour – Netherlands (a part of Holland Dance Festival)
2014 Regional Tour – Adelaide, Northern Territory & Northern Queensland
2015 Regional Tour - Northern Queensland & NSW

RESOURCES
Kinship – Teacher’s Resource
Brolga – Digital Resource