26 Jul 2018 to 28 Jul 2018
Using a compelling mix of contemporary dance and uniquely Australian stories, Bangarra’s Dark Emu challenges long-held myths in the company’s distinctive style. In superb form after the sold-out 2017 production of Bennelong – widely acclaimed by critics and audiences alike – this latest work will nourish your spirit and connect you with Country.
Inspired by Bruce Pascoe’s award-winning book, which describes how our landscape was cultivated by Indigenous Australians long before European settlement, Dark Emu features dance stories directed by Stephen Page. Each one explores the vital life force that flora and fauna has played in its creation and redefines the narrative around the myth of the ‘hunter-gatherer’.
Long-time Bangarra collaborators Steve Francis (music), Jacob Nash (sets) and Jennifer Irwin (costumes) bring their impeccable aesthetic to the production.
Known for their world-class dancing, ravishingly beautiful set and costume design, and soul-stirring soundscapes, Bangarra is a company at the peak of its powers.