Bangarra Dance Theatre Australia

Dance company that fused contemporary techniques with traditional Indigenous dance.

Milestone
Formed
1989
Position
1989
1991 - 2002
1991 -
2010 -
Type

Bangarra Dance Theatre

CC BY-SA 2.0
,
2008

Since 1989, Bangarra Dance Theatre has captured audiences both in Australia and internationally with its interpretations of Aboriginal culture and connections to country.

Making Fire: Bangarra Dance Theatre Australia

CC BY-SA 2.0
,
2014

Named after the Wiradjuri word meaning 'to make fire', Bangarra Dance Theatre is Australia's most renowned Indigenous dance theatre company. Fusing traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance, song, story and culture with contemporary modern dance, Bangarra has been fuelling the growth of Indigenous contemporary work from the day it sprouted as a young, community-based dance company in inner Sydney in 1989