The acclaimed Bangarra Dance Theatre brings their deeply moving and powerful program Kinship to the Empire Theatre for one night only on October 17.
Bangarra’s Artistic Director Stephen Page says the regional tour for Kinship had been well received with audiences very enthusiastic about the show.
“This is a special time of year for us as we love going on the road and performing in regional arts centres. Kinship is a flagship Bangarra program, featuring two acts, Brolga and ID, two works which I choreographed at different points in my career,” said Page.
In Brolga, Page explores the relationship between humans, creatures and the land, reflecting the intrinsic spirituality of the natural world. The songs and dances tell the stories of ancient myths that connect to more than 40,000 years of Aboriginal life – the world’s oldest living culture. Brolga is inspired by totemic systems in Australian Aboriginal culture, where every person is assigned a creature totem related to their clan, handed down from generation to generation.
ID investigates what it means to be Aboriginal in the 21st century, asking important questions of identity. Based on personal observations of people tracing their bloodlines and re-connecting with traditional culture, ID provokes perceptions about kinship and belonging in contemporary society.
For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Box Office on 1300 655 299 or visit www.empiretheatre.com.au.