Bangarra Dance Theatre Presents Dance Clan 3, 11/20-12/1
Bangarra Dance Theatre, Dance Clan 3
From 20 November to 1 December 2013, Bangarra Dance Theatre presents Dance Clan 3, a new production commissioned by Artistic Director Stephen Page. For the first time, Bangarra has assembled an all-women choreographic team with four of the company's senior female dancers each creating a new work. The resulting program of diverse styles and ideas will be presented as part of the inaugural festival, Corroboree Sydney.
Showcasing fresh voices and stories from the Bangarra family, Dance Clan 3 invites audiences into the heart and soul of Bangarra to experience our inspirational contemporary indigenous culture. Bangarra artists Deborah Brown, Yolande Brown, Tara Gower and Jasmin Sheppard will explore Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander story lines in pieces that will be performed by the entire Bangarra ensemble of 14 dancers.
Says Jasmin Sheppard of the upcoming work, "I discovered my connection with my own identity through dancing with Bangarra - and I'm excited to now have the opportunity to deepen this connection by exploring my own choreographic language and voice. When we perform a story from our hearts and personal experience, you can move people, create change, provoke thought and inspire. My desire is to move with our people into the future whilst respecting where we have come from as Indigenous people.
Artistic Director Stephen Page says of the production, "it's exciting to see the new choreographic voices of Bangarra emerging. The women of Bangarra are deeply connected to their culture and artistry and have strong and powerful voices. I'm eager to see what Dance Clan 3 brings to the evolution of Bangarra's theatrical story-telling."
These raw, exciting performances will be presented in Bangarra's Studio Theatre on Pier 4 in Walsh Bay. This is a rare opportunity to have an intimate theatrical experience in the company's creative home and with limited capacity and a short season, tickets are bound to sell out quickly.