Bangarra Dance Theatre Invites Young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to Sign Up for REKINDLING 2014
A unique opportunity to share stories, songs, dances, connect to Indigenous cultures and create newchoreography with six former Bangarra dancers is now available to young people of Aboriginal and/orTorres Strait Islander heritage in the regions of New South Wales and Queensland.
Under the Artistic Direction of Stephen Page, Australia's leading Indigenous performing arts company Bangarra Dance Theatre is committed to inspire and develop the next generation of Indigenous storytellers through the mentoring and training of creative young people.
In 2013, Bangarra Dance Theatre launched its youth program, Rekindling, which uses dance theatre to reconnect Indigenous youth with their culture. Exploring 'who you are' and 'where you come from', young people will research and gather stories from within their communities with the help and guidance from local elders, and develop performance and creative skills to enable them to produce their own dance theatre works.
Last year Rekindling brought together young people in the NSW communities of Moree, Wellington, Kempsey and Blacktown. The program was a great success and Bangarra is pleased to announce Rekindling is expanding in 2014 and includes multiple communities in both New South Wales and Queensland.
Applications for the 2014 program are now open. Bangarra invites young Aboriginal and/or Torres StraitIslanders based in or nearby the New South Wales communities of Nowra, Wollongong, Lismore and Coffs Harbour, and the Queensland communities of Theodore, Beaudesert, Weipa and Cairns to apply to be part of this intensive youth program.
Watch Rekindling video here - http://youtu.be/YGNumaDFeFs