• Photo: Daniel Boud
    Photo: Daniel Boud

Experience Bangarra in a new way

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In celebration of its 30th anniversary, Bangarra Dance Theatre is partnering with Carriageworks to offer its followers a different way to experience the company’s work, in a fully immersive installation.

Entitled “Knowledge Ground: 30 years of sixty five thousand”, the free installation will be presented at Sydney’s Carriageworks. Curated by the Bangarra’s artistic director Stephen Page and head of design, Jacob Nash, the exhibition explores the many songlines that make up Bangarra’s “Knowledge Ground”.

Guided by shifting lighting states designed by Nick Schlieper, and undulating choral soundscape composed by David Page, visitors will navigate a series of thematic worlds, created using elements from Bangarra’s productions - including set, costumes, artefacts, AV projection, language recordings and film footage of the Bangarra dancers. Each world explores the themes that are central to Bangarra’s work – Country, language, kinship, social, history – and provides an opportunity for visitors to connect to the song, dance and stories that Bangarra has been sharing with audiences for the last 30 years.

The installation of "Knowledge Ground" at Carriageworks will coincide with the launch of an all-new digital platform housing Bangarra’s work, stories, songlines, and continual relationships with family and communities. This ever-evolving archive will continue to expand as Bangarra enters its fourth decade, sharing the company’s work online with visitors around the world, and continuing their songline.

“Knowledge Ground: 30 years of sixty five thousand” runs at Carriageworks December 4-14, 2019. More info on the Bangarra Dance Theatre website.

Top photo: Daniel Boud

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