Choreography by Stephen Page Produced by Bangarra Dance Theatre in 2013. As the colonial fleet arrived on Eora country in the late 18th Century, Patyegarang befriended the colony’s timekeeper, Lieutenant William Dawes, gifting him her language in an extraordinary display of trust and friendship, which now inspires our imaginations about ‘first contact’. Show Less
Tap dancing is a popular dance style all around the world. This audible style of dance comes from the tapping sound made when the metal discs on the soles of the shoes hit a hard surface. The dancer is a percussive instrument, as the feet tap out intricate and lively rhythms. This programme is an introduction to simple tap steps which promote a sense of co-ordination and rhythm. By following the simple step instructions, students can gain an experience and understanding of the fundamentals of tap dancing movements. Show Less
Choreography by Frances Rings Produced by Bangarra Dance Theatre in 2012. Described as a hymn to Country, 'Terrain' transports us to Lake Eyre, the place of Australia’s inland sea and one of the few untouched natural waterways in the world. Bangarra explores the relationship of Indigenous people to Country and how the landscape becomes a second kin. Show Less
An interview with the choreographer of Terrain, talking about the inspirations behind the dances.