The new production, commissioned by artistic director Stephen Page showcases fresh voices and stories from Bangarra.
Dance Clan 3 invites audiences into the heart and soul of Bangarra to experience the inspirational contemporary Indigenous culture.
“I discovered my connection with my own identity through dancing with Bangarra – and I’m excited to now have the opportunity to deepen this connection by exploring my own choreographic language and voice,” performer Jasmin Sheppard says.
“When we perform a story from our hearts and personal experience, you can move people, create change, provoke thought and inspire. My desire is to move with our people into the future whilst respecting where we have come from as Indigenous people.”
These raw and exciting performances will be presented in Bangarra’s studio theatre on Pier 4 in Walsh Bay, Sydney. This is a rare opportunity to have an intimate theatrical experience in the company’s creative home and with limited capacity and a short season, tickets are expected to sell out quickly.
“It’s exciting to see the new voices of Bangarra emerging. The women of Bangarra are deeply connected to their culture and artistry and have strong and powerful voices,” says artistic director Stephen Page.
“I’m eager to see what Dance Clan 3 brings to the evolution of Bangarra’s theatrical story-telling.”
A highlight of Corroboree Sydney, Dance Clan 3 is a rare opportunity for Sydney audiences to have a second Bangarra experience in the one year, following the earlier performance of Blak which was performed at the Sydney Opera House in June.
“Corroboree Sydney will bring the best of Indigenous arts and culture to life in the city, situated in iconic cultural institutions around Sydney Harbour,” says Corroboree Sydney executive director Catherine Baldwin.
“It’s a good opportunity for people to have direct access to Aboriginal artists and to experience their work, and even participate in cultural workshops and performances. Bangarra is proud to be associated with Corroboree Sydney and we welcome everyone into our home at Walsh Bay.”
Bangarra Dance Clan 3 will run from November 20 to December 1, 2013 at the Pier 4, 15 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay, Sydney. For more information or to make a booking visit bangarra.com.au/performance/danceclan3