Bangarra has an all-woman choreographic team for Dance Clan 3

For the first time, Bangarra Dance Theatre has assembled an all-women choreographic team. Dance Clan 3 is a new production commissioned by Artistic Director Stephen Page, and four of the company’s senior female dancers will each create a new work.

The resulting program of these new works – a diverse group of styles and ideas – will run from 20 November to 1 December, and will be presented as part of the inaugural festival Corroboree Sydney.

Jasmin Sheppard, Yolande Brown, Tara Gower, Deborah Brown. Image by Greg Barrett.
Jasmin Sheppard, Yolande Brown, Tara Gower, Deborah Brown. Image by Greg Barrett.

Dance Clan 3 invites audiences into the heart and soul of Bangarra to experience their contemporary indigenous cultural. Deborah Brown, Yolande Brown, Tara Gower and Jasmin Sheppard will explore Aboriginal and Torrest Strait Islander stories, and these stories will be performed by the entire ensemble of Bangarra’s 14 dancers.

 “It’s exciting to see the new choreographic voices of Bangarra emerging,” says Artistic Director Stephen Page.

“The women of Bangarra are deeply connected to their culture and artistry and have strong and powerful voices.

“I’m eager to see what Dance Clan 3 brings to the evolution of Bangarra’s theatrical story-telling.”

The creative team for this production will feature composer David Page, designer Jacob Nash, Jennifer Irwin as costume  designer and Matt Cox on lighting.

Corroboree Sydney will deliver a showcase of the best visual and performing arts from around the nation, sharing the stories of Aboriginal and  Torres Straight Islanders. The inaugural festival will be held over 11 days, from 14 to 24 November 2013.

Of Corroboree Sydney, Executive Director Catherine Baldwin said, “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.”

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Cassie Tongue

Cassie is a theatre critic and arts writer in Sydney, and was the deputy editor of AussieTheatre. She has written for The Guardian, Time Out Sydney, Daily Review, and BroadwayWorld Australia. She is a voter for the Sydney Theatre Awards.

Cassie Tongue

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