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[Bangarra Dance Theatre : programs and related material collected by the National Library of Australia]
Bib ID 3526451
Format BookBook
Description folders of programs and miscellaneous pieces. 
Series

Australian performing arts programs and ephemera (PROMPT) collection

Summary

Material in the Australian performing arts programs and ephemera (PROMPT) collection consists of programs and related items for Australian performing arts organisations, Australian artists performing overseas, professional productions performed in Australia (including those featuring overseas performers) and overseas performances of Australian plays, music, etc.

Biography/History

Bangarra Dance Theatre is an Indigenous Australian contemporary dance company. It was founded in 1989 by Carole Johnson, an African-American and founding director of National Aboriginal Islander Skills Development Association (NAISDA). Bangarra is the Wiradjuri word meaning "to make fire". Stephen Page has been the artistic director of Bangarra Dance Theatre since 1991, and the full-length show Praying Mantis Dreaming was produced in 1992.The company has toured the United States and the United Kingdom, and made significant contributions to the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2000 Summer Olympics.

Subjects Bangarra Dance Theatre Australia -- Miscellanea.  |  Dance companies -- Australia -- Miscellanea.  |  Theater programs -- Australia.  |  Performing arts -- Australia.  |  Printed ephemera -- Australia.  |  Australian.
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