Through striking dance language, soul-stirring soundscapes and exquisite design, Bangarra unpacks Bennelong’s legacy.

Bennelong

Bangarra Dance Theatre

Presented by Adelaide Festival

DANCE / AUSTRALIA
Adelaide Premiere

Bangarra Dance Theatre is a national treasure. After triumphant sold-out seasons around the country, we are thrilled that Adelaide audiences will see what is perhaps its greatest work to date.

Created by Artistic Director Stephen Page, Bennelong explores the life of one of our history’s most significant Aboriginal elders. His name may roll easily off the tongues of white Australians as they describe the site of the Sydney Opera House or even the electorate of ex-Prime Ministers, but few of them are aware of his importance in the story of our country. Woollarawarre Bennelong was a senior Wongal man of the Eora nation, who led his people to survive an existential clash of cultures. His phenomenal 50 years encompass kidnap, escape, the spearing of Governor Arthur Phillip, both pre-eminence and rejection from his clan, pre-eminence and rejection from the white elite, and an audience in England with King George III.

Through striking dance language, soul-stirring soundscapes and exquisite design, Bangarra unpacks Bennelong’s legacy and its reverberation into contemporary Australian life.

...ravishingly beautiful. The Australian
★★★★★ ...a benchmark in Australian dance creativity. Sydney Morning Herald

Image: Vishal Pandey

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Dates

15 – 18 Mar 2018

Duration 1hr 15mins

Times

Thu, 15 Mar 2018, 7:00PM

Fri, 16 Mar 2018, 6:30PM

Sat, 17 Mar 2018, 2:00PM

Sat, 17 Mar 2018, 8:30PM

Sun, 18 Mar 2018, 2:00PM

Venue

Dunstan Playhouse

Prices

A Reserve

Adult $89.00

Concession $72.00

Under 30 $45.00

Friend of the Festival $76.00

Fees & Charges

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