Next month, David Robertson will conduct three separate performances of ballet scores that Stravinsky composed for Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes. In the first recital, Primal, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra will play Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring as well as Steve Reich’s Desert Music. Subsequent performances include Stravinsky’s Firebird and Petrushka. Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point. August 4, 1.30pm; August 5, 8pm; and August 6, 2pm. Tickets: $39-$134. Bookings: (02) 8215 4600 or online. OUR Land People Stories Each of the three works in Bangarra’s OUR Land People Stories enlarges our understanding of connection with the land, learning from the past and the enduring power of storytelling. In a series of short, surreal and highly evocative scenes, Macq relives a massacre of indigenous Australians in NSW ordered by governor Lachlan Macquarie. Beau Dean Riley Smith and Daniel Riley together created Miyagan, which shows a kinship system reclaiming young people. Stephen Page’s homage to Arnhem Land artist Nyapanyapa Yunupingu, Nyapanyapa, is wondrously multi-layered. The 17 dancers are entrancing, revelling in fluid, full-bodied movement and animating every moment with shining sincerity. Canberra Theatre, London Circuit. Opens Thursday, 7.30pm. Tickets: $30-$65. Bookings: (02) 6275 2700 or online. Until July 30.