Dance

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About - Deb­o­rah Jones

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, the glue of com­mu­nity and the en­dur­ing power of sto­ry­telling. Macq re­lives a mas­sacre of in­dige­nous Aus­tralians in NSW or­dered by gover­nor Lach­lan Mac­quarie. Beau Dean Ri­ley Smith and Daniel Ri­ley cre­ated Miya­gan to­gether, which shows a kin­ship sys­tem re­claim­ing young peo­ple. Stephen Page’s homage to Arn­hem Land artist Nya­pa­nyapa Yunupingu 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. To­day, 1.30pm and 7.30pm. Tick­ets: $30-$65. Book­ings: (02) 6275 2700 or on­line.

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