Bangarra Dance Theatre
Thursday, October 16, 2008 - Friday, October 17, 2008

This dynamic company, renowned for its fusion of Australian indigenous culture with gestures of modern dance, brings one of its newest works, Awakenings.

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About

BANGARRA DANCE THEATRE
Stephen Page, Founding Artistic Director
 
Awakenings
Washington Premiere
 
"Australia's most sensual performing-arts troupe"
--Time Magazine
 
One of Australia's most unique and innovative dance companies, Bangarra Dance Theatre is renowned for its fusion of traditional indigenous culture with contemporary dance resulting in captivating and visually spectacular dance works. Fueled by the spirit, energy, and inspiration derived from the culture, values, and traditions of Indigenous Australians, the troupe creates theater that is artistically innovative, technically outstanding, and truly exciting.
 
For its eagerly awaited Kennedy Center return, Bangarra presents one of its newest works, Awakenings, which Sydney's Sun Herald called "an evocative blend of themes." Exploring the spiritual rituals and symbolism of Aboriginal life as the present generation strives to respect their ancestral past, Awakenings "resonates with the state of the world" (The Sydney Morning Herald). In 2004, the Washington Post declared Bangarra's Kennedy Center engagement of Bush "a stimulating, rich, and textured portrait of spirituality."

Performance Plus: Post-performance discussion on Friday, October 17, FREE with your performance ticket.

Performance Time:  ACT I - 48 min.;  Intermission - 20 min.;  ACT II - 28 min.

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