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Bennelong — Bangarra Dance Theatre

An epic dance work capturing the historical Indigenous Australian's story.
By Jasmine Crittenden
June 30, 2017
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Bennelong — Bangarra Dance Theatre

An epic dance work capturing the historical Indigenous Australian's story.
By Jasmine Crittenden
June 30, 2017
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One of the best known and most important figures in Australian history is Woollarawarre Bennelong, a senior Eora man who was captured by Governor Phillip in 1789, but then escaped, later becoming an interlocutor between Indigenous Australians and European settlers. His curiosity, diplomacy and humour were legendary, and played a major role in ensuring his community survived the trauma of invasion.

Now Stephen Page, Bangarra's artistic director, has put Bennelong's story into an epic new dance piece that's about to tour the nation. Expect to be immersed in powerful soundscapes, stunning design and extraordinary movement. Bennelong will premiere at the Sydney Opera House on Thursday, June 29 and run for a month, before heading to Canberra, Brisbane and Melbourne. Check out the trailer below.

Image: Vishal Pandey. 

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