Bangarra Dance Theatre: Kinship
Rekindling the Aboriginal culture of Australia, internationally acclaimed Bangarra Dance Theatre presents an original and breathtaking theatrical experience: Kinship by award-winning choreographer Stephen Page.
Kinship opens with Brolga, a creation story inspired by the totemic systems in Australian Aboriginal culture, where every person is assigned a creature totem related to their clan. Set in North East Arnhem Land, a young girl ventures out before sunset and finds herself on a brolga’s (large bird) feeding ground. As she is challenged by her totemic temptation, she takes us on a journey of exploring relationships between humans and creatures, reflecting on the intrinsic spirituality of the natural world.
The performance continues with ID, investigating what it means to be Aboriginal in the 21st century, asking important questions of identity. In a series of dramatic and humorous observations, Stephen Page contemplates human nature in modern society where skin colour can drive perceptions rather than embracing differences. This bold dance theatre work celebrates the resilience of Australian Aboriginal culture in both its traditional and contemporary forms.
Friends of the Araluen Arts Centre are invited to attend a pre show dinner presented by out sponsor, the Chifley Alice Springs Resort, from 6.00 – 7.30pm.
Friday 17 October 2014
- 8pm – 10:30pm
- Araluen Arts Centre, Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs
- Adult $49.00; Concession $45.00; Friends of the Araluen Arts Centre $42.00