Bangarra Triple Bill to Stage in Melbourne

Posted by Beat Magazine on 27/6/16.

The triple bill will showcase works by Artistic Director Stephen Page devised and performed with Bangarra dancers and choreographers.

Following its recent world premiere in Sydney, Bangarra’s OUR land people stories is now coming to Melbourne. Stephen Page will mark his 25th anniversary as Artistic Director of the company with his new creation Nyapanyapa, inspired by the life story and paintings of visual artist Nyapanyapa Yunupingu from North East Arnhem Land.

Choreographer Jasmin Sheppard will present her politically charged show Macq, which explores the 1816 March of Macquarie on its 200th anniversary. Beau Dean Riley Smith and Daniel Riley will perform their dance story Miyagan, which means ‘our family’, and will depict the artists’ cultural heritage from Wiradjuri country in New South Wales.

Resident designer Jacob Nash will design inspiring sets for each performance on the triple bill. Costumes will be managed by Jennifer Irwin and lighting will be maintained by Matt Cox.

This triple bill will grace the Arts Centre Melbourne from Thursday September 1 to Sunday September 10. Tickets via the Arts Centre website.

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