Ochres ochres is a piece performed by the australian bangara dance theatre - choreographed by steven page, and performed by the indigenous aboriginal australians that compile this dance company. Ochres is a work in four parts which explores the mystical significance of ochre, inspired by its spiritual and medicinal power: prologue, yellow, black, red and white [text courtesy of bangarra dance theatre . Australia's leading indigenous performing arts organisation, bangarra dance theatre, fulfils the role of improving the lives of indigenous australians their vision is to respect and rekindle the links between traditional indigenous cultures of australia and to tell their stories through innovative world-class contemporized dance.
Chorographic fusion between contemporary dance and indigenous movement in bangarra dance theatre stephen page has been the artistic director of bangarra dance theatre since 1991 during this time he has choreographed many works, including his two major pieces ochres and fish. Bangarra dance theatre dancer tara gower says it like this: for myself, and for indigenous people generally, the landscape is within me the land and the plants and the animals can't speak and so we as humans are the speaking voice for them what this reflects is not simply the complex and. Bangarra is an aboriginal and torres strait islander organisation, and one of australia's leading performing arts companies they are widely acclaimed, nationally and around the world, for their powerful dancing, distinctive theatrical voice, and utterly unique soundscapes, music and design. Carriageworks, sydney, november 27 ochres is embedded in bangarra history and the memories of dance-lovers created in the company's early days, not long after stephen page became artistic director, it had a distinctive style that has continued to serve bangarra well.
Stephen george page ao (born 1965) is the artistic director of the bangarra dance theatrehe is descended from the nunukul people and the munaldjali clan of the yugambeh tribe from southeast queensland. This 21st anniversary production of ochres still retains the magical quality that affected audiences so powerfully all those years ago choreographers stephen page and bernadette walong-sene have created dance alchemy, combining indigenous cultural ideas and physical language with the language of. As a dance critic, you have been asked to view 'red' from bangarra dance theatre's production ochres through analysis and interpretation of both movement and non-movement components, you are to. Ochres - a production by bangarra dance theatre, was first premiered in 1994 this resource is designed to support teachers and students who attend bangarra's 2015 performance season of ochres at carriageworks in sydney - 27 nov to 5 dec, or view the 1994 production on dvd.
Led by artistic director stephen page, bangarra dance theatre are in their 29th year, but their dance technique is forged from more than 65,000 years of culture, embodied with contemporary movement. Macq - community performance bring the mob to a free outdoor community performance of bangarra's macq at campbelltown arts centre, along with a great line-up of local performances and a bbq. A new generation of bangarra dancers will celebrate that legacy next week in a short revival season of ochres, co-choreographed by bernadette walong-sene, with a rare appearance by another.
Ochres is a magnificent dance work, which skilfully combines the traditional indigenous aboriginal australian movements and the modern contemporary movements from today's society collaboratively choreographed by stephen page, bernadette walong and djakapurra a member of the yirrkala tribe, ochres premiered in sydney, 1995 by the bangarra. In bangarra dance theatre's four-act production ochres, the substance is applied on bodies to represent a connection with ancestry and culture the same bodies communicate with impressive presence and energy, powerful meanings about the land on which we live as a non-narrative theatrical form, dance is often inseparable from spirituality. Bangarra dance theatre is one of australia's most successful aboriginal performing arts companies, fusing aboriginal culture with contemporary dance carole johnson , an african-american arts administrator who came to australia in 1972, founded bangarra in 1989 [4. Spiritual, powerful and grounded: ochres is a dance theatre experience that will linger long after you've left the theatre don't miss bangarra's masterpieces at carriageworks from november 27.
Ochres, a dance theatre performance by bangarra dance theatre, was recorded at the sunken garden amphitheatre of the university of western australia during the 1996 festival of perth in all its forms and colours, ochre is essential to the life of aboriginal communities. Bangarra's ochres is a 'dance theatre' work, created by the choreographers in collaboration with the dancers, the cultural consultant djakapurra munyarryun, the composer of the music, and the costume, set and lighting.
Ochres bangarra dance theatre essays the newcomer brian patten analysis essay henri dauman expository essays (russian peasantry dbq essay meaning) joseph brodsky essays on education. 1994 and sydney heralded the evolution of australian home grown creativity and talent with ochres, the work that revealed sydney's bangarra dance theatre to the world. Bangarra dance theatre, ochres contemporary dance company, blakdance bangarra dance theatre january 2013 - september 2016 3 years 9 months sydney, australia. Ochres by bangarra dance theatre ochres is a magnificent dance work, which skilfully combines the traditional indigenous aboriginal australian movements and the modern contemporary movements from today's society.