Performance dates & times

Running Time 70 minutes, no interval

Price range

$50.00 - $109.00
$71.00 - $76.00
$56.00 - $71.00
Under 30
$56.00 - $71.00
$76.00 - $86.00

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Content warning: contains strobe lighting, theatrical smoke and haze, gunshots & elevated sound levels. Recommended for ages 12+

Compelling contemporary dance, soul-stirring soundscapes and uniquely Australian stories:  Bangarra is a company at their peak of its powers.

In superb form after sold-out shows of Bennelong, they return in 2018 with a major new dance work, Dark Emu.

Inspired by Bruce Pascoe’s award-winning book of the same name, Dark Emu explores the vital life force of flora and fauna in a series of dance stories directed by Stephen Page. With long-time Bangarra collaborators Steve Francis (music), Jacob Nash (sets) and Jennifer Irwin (costumes) bringing their impeccable aesthetic to the production, Dark Emu will satisfy your spirit and connect you to Country.


Stephen Page, Daniel Riley, Yolande Brown, and the dancers of Bangarra Dance Theatre
Costume Designer
Jennifer Irwin
Set Designer
Jacob Nash
Steve Francis
Lighting Designer
Sian James-Holland
Alana Valentine
Author of original book
Bruce Pascoe

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