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Bangarra Dance Fish Written Response. Bangarra Dance Theatre is broadly acclaimed within Australia and internationally as portraying the true spirit of its Aboriginal heritage

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´╗┐Bangarra Dance ?Fish? Written Response Michelle Quirante Year 111C Bangarra Dance Theatre is broadly acclaimed within Australia and internationally as portraying the true spirit of its Aboriginal heritage. They make traditional culture obtainable and pleasurable in providing an enriching experience for the audience. Bangarra?s works are originally and thought provoking ultimately to educate and ensure a greater understanding and acceptance of Aboriginal values. Carole Johnson who was the director of National Aboriginal Islander Skills Development Association, who established this astonishing dance theatre in 1989. Stephen page has been the Artistic Director since 1991 and is the first choreographer of Aboriginal and Torres Islander descent to have achieved major national and international recognition. What is so phenomenal about Page?s work is his fantastic talent to fuse together traditional Aboriginal dance with contemporary dance techniques influenced by Graeme Murphy he believes in storytelling that meld traditional Aboriginal ideas and motifs with those of the urban culture of his youth. ...read more.


Reef section give the vibrant blues with the deep dramatic greens of Reef evoke the clash and contrast of culture and colour found at the water?s edge merge into one majestic whole. The exhilaration and energy of life and love are blended in a rich simplicity. These dances show us bodies of the waters through murky, the mystical, bracing and refreshing elements in their seasonal cycles. Example to this is the Ochres that it?s like the same to some section in Fish they both incorporate various movements, facial expression and props to justify some actions that used sequences we witness throughout the dancers using their branches. There movements intertwine with this as they crawl behind and in front of the props as a sign of them being out in the bush land hunting. Using this movement to express their Aboriginal connection to the land such as touching the floor and a wide variety of floor movements. ...read more.


Each section of the dance separate entities reflecting the worlds that exist in Indigenous cultures that there performance ranges from traditional to contemporary to animistic interpretation ?fish? gives us a strong and emotive presence involving the artist to work together creating a powerful performance that both contemplative and instructive. To understand the company?s vision statement is too pivotal to the company. They are fuelled by the spirit, energy and inspiration derived from the culture, values and traditions of Indigenous Australians. They endeavour to create theatre that is artistically innovative, technically outstanding and truly exciting to audiences throughout Australia and the world. In conclusion Bangarra Dance Theatre is one of the finest and most unique dance companies in Australia. They capture the Indigenous Australian culture and embellish the work with contemporary movement, but without clouding over the true culture of Aboriginal dance. Their movement like art portrays stories through interpretation and a certain intimacy with the audience, sharing their past and their future wwith honesty. ...read more.

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