Bangarra Dance Theatre Dance Workshop & Artist Talk
Date: November 11, 3:15 – 5:00PM (Dance Workshop), 7:00PM – 9:00PM (Artist Talk)
Gathering Place by the Grand is pleased and honoured to be hosting the world-renowned Bangarra Dance Theatre, as they embark on their 2019 International Tour. This inspirational and exciting dance company will bring their amazing performers, directors and partners together for an exclusive Dance Workshop and Artist Talk in Six Nations, just days following their dance performance at the Sanderson Centre in Brantford on November 6th.
Participants in the Dance Workshop will work directly with performers from Bangarra Dance Theatre and Kaha:wi Dance Theatre to explore contemporary dance and movement. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing, socks, and bring a water bottle. Registration for this event is encouraged to ensure your space. You can register for the event via Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/dance-workshop-with-bangarra-dance-theatre-tickets-80697535501
The Artist Talk will follow after a short break, and will begin at 7PM. The presentation will feature several artists and directors from Bangarra, but also incredible artistic talent from Six Nations and Kaha:wi Dance Theatre. Join us to hear speakers share their experience of working within the industry, and learn about the 30-year history of Bangarra Dance Theatre. The following speakers are confirmed, with more announcements coming soon:
Stephen Page, Artistic Director – Bangarra Dance Theatre
Frances Rings, Associate Artistic Director – Bangarra Dance Theatre
Sidney Saltner, Director Rekindling Program – Bangarra Dance Theatre
Libby Collins, Community Engagement Manager – Bangarra Dance Theatre
Santee Smith, Artistic Director – Kaha:wi Dance Theatre
Bangarra Dance Theater is one of Australia’s leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Performing Arts companies, acclaimed worldwide for their moving performances, distinctive voice, and authentic story-telling. Led by Artistic Director Stephen Page, Bangarra’s unique dance technique is forged from over 65,000 years of culture, embodied with contemporary movement. For their 2019 International Tour, Bangarra will be showcasing “SPIRIT”, which is a powerful collection of dance stories from Bangarra’s 30-year repertoire. Set to a haunting score, audiences connect with stories and song-lines drawn from all over Australia, in a celebration of First Nations Peoples’ unbroken connection to the land.
This event is presented in partnership with the Gathering Place by the Grand and Six Nations Tourism. For more information, please contact Alysha Longboat, Marketing and Programming Supervisor at Six Nations Tourism, at 519-758-5444.