Bangarra Dance Theatre has launched a new digital offering, Nandhu, meaning “to be close” in Wiradjuri language.
Nandhu will be comprised of a series of Bangarra works, each accompanied by interviews, behind the scenes features and virtual galleries, giving audiences the opportunity to see into the creative life-cycle of Bangarra’s works.
The first work to be presented on Nandhu is Frances Rings’s Terrain, a work inspired by Kati Thanda (Lake Eyre) in South Australia. Terrain explores the relationship between Indigenous people and Country, and illustrates how landscape can become a second skin.
Terrain and its accompanying resources can be accessed at https://bangarra-knowledgeground.com.au/.
In addition to Terrain, two of Bangarra’s works are currently available on ABC iview, the seminal Ochres and Waramuk, a collaboration between Bangarra and The Australian Ballet commissioned for the latter’s 50th anniversary in 2012.
Pictured top is a scene from 'Terrain'. Photo: Jeff Busby.