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Ones Country — Bangarra at Carriageworks

Bangarra returns to Carriageworks with a trilogy of performances exploring Australia and Indigenous life.
By Jonathan Ford
November 10, 2017
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By Jonathan Ford
November 10, 2017
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After the success of their production Bennelong earlier this year, Indigenous Australian dance company Bangarra Dance Theatre is back with three homegrown dance stories performed as ONES COUNTRY — the spine of our stories.

Commissioned by Bangarra's long-time artistic director, Stephen Page, the program presents three dance works, each taking viewers on a journey across Australia — from the desert and rough terrain of Arnhem Land to the waters of the Torres Strait Island to the urban life of Indigenous Australians.

To bring you his first choreographic work, Place, Bangarra choreographer Kaine Sultan-Babij draws on his own experiences as a young, queer Aboriginal man living in a global society. Fellow Bangarra dancers and Torres Strait Islander women Elma Kris and Nicola Sabatino join forces in Whistler, an authentic story from their land, inspired by the call of the dugong. And finally, Elder, Yolgnu songman and Bangarra foundation member Djakapurra Munyarryun returns with his first choreographic work for Bangarra, Yalu.

ONES COUNTRY — the spine of our stories opens Friday, November 24 at Carriageworks and runs until Saturday, December 2.

Image: Edward Mulvihill.

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