It is exciting to see this next generation of choreographer developing from the Bangarra stable.
The Australian
It’s not often that a young dancer finds immediate success as a choreographer. In 24-year-old Daniel Riley …  a bright new talent is emerging. 
The Age
‘Jasmin Sheppard’s Macq is full of extraordinary strong images and performances’ ‘unforgettable’
The Sydney Morning Herald
‘Bangarra dance is a triumph’ 
Herald Sun

17 June – 9 July 2016 Sydney Opera House SEASON CLOSED

20 – 23 July 2016 State Theatre Centre of Western Australia SEASON CLOSED

28 – 30 July 2016 Canberra Theatre Centre SEASON CLOSED

12 – 20 Aug 2016 QPAC > SEASON CLOSED

1 – 10 Sept 2016 Arts Centre Melbourne > SEASON CLOSED

OUR land people stories national tour program is available here

OUR land people stories teachers notes are available for NSW here and for the rest of Australia here

OUR land people stories

In 2016, Bangarra brings you a remarkable triple bill. OUR land people stories is a new contemporary dance work showcasing the endless choreographic talents of the company and the infinite stories of Australia’s cultural heritage.

Artistic Director Stephen Page tells the story of internationally acclaimed visual artist Nyapanyapa Yunupingu from North East Arnhem Land. This piece draws inspiration from her incredible life story and paintings.

Jasmin Sheppard’s Macq (first performed in 2013 during Dance Clan 3) is brought to the main stage, exploring the 1816 March of Macquarie – a historical chapter that decimated Sydney’s Aboriginal community.

Beau Dean Riley Smith and Daniel Riley create Miyagan, a poignant dance story mapping their cultural heritage in a discovery of their family background on Wiradjuri country in New South Wales.

The dancers’ artistry, athleticism and authenticity drive the company’s reputation as one of Australia’s most loved ensembles. Join them in 2016 as they pass their message stick on to you.

NYAPANYAPA (2016)
Choreography: Stephen Page
Music: Steve Francis
Set Design: Jacob Nash
Costume Design: Jennifer Irwin
Lighting Design: Matt Cox

MACQ (2013)
Choreography: Jasmin Sheppard
Music: David Page
Set Design: Jacob Nash
Costume Design: Jennifer Irwin
Lighting Design: Matt Cox
Cultural Consultant: Frances Bodkin

MIYAGAN (2016)
Choreography: Beau Dean Riley Smith and Daniel Riley
Music: Paul Mac
Set Design: Jacob Nash
Costume Design: Jennifer Irwin
Lighting Design: Matt Cox
Cultural Consultant: Diane McNaboe, Lynette Riley

The 2016 national tour of OUR land people stories is dedicated to David Page.