Performance dates & times

Wednesday 12 Sep

12:30 PM

Running Time 70 minutes, no interval

Price range

$15 per student

One teacher for every 10 students will be admitted free of charge

To apply for a First Call Fund subsidy for this program, click here.

Allocation for this performance is currently exhausted. To be added to the waitlist, please contact
Suitability: Years 7 - 12

For a compelling fix of contemporary dance and uniquely Australian stories, look no further than Bangarra’s 2018 season, Dark Emu.

In stellar form after their sold-out 2017 production of Bennelong – widely acclaimed by critics and audiences alike – their latest outing will satisfy your spirit and connect you with Country.

Inspired by Bruce Pascoe’s award-winning book, Dark Emu features a myriad of dance stories directed by Stephen Page. Each explores the vital life force of flora and fauna, redefining the narrative around the post-colonial myth of the ‘hunter-gatherer’. Long-time Bangarra collaborators Steve Francis (music), Jacob Nash (sets) and Jennifer Irwin (costumes) bring their impeccable aesthetic to the production.

Known for their world-class dancing, ravishingly beautiful set and costume design, and soul-stirring soundscapes, Bangarra is a company at the peak of its powers. Don’t miss your chance to experience them in 2018.

For Teachers

Download Teachers' Resources


  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture
  • Australian history
  • Australian flora and fauna
  • Connection to country
  • Contemporary Indigenous identity and heritage

Links to the Victorian Curriculum

Learning Areas Capabilities
The Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama


Stephen Page
Steve Francis
Set Design
Jacob Nash
Costume design
Jennifer Irwin

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