Bangarra Dance Theatre is Australia’s leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance company, acclaimed worldwide for its moving performances, distinctive voice and authentic storytelling. In the company’s fourth visit to Japan, they present 2 performances titled “Spirit 2018” and “I.B.I.S” showcasing the best of Bangarra Dance Theatre’s 30-year repertoire in a powerful celebration of culture at Saitama Arts Theater.
Spirit 2018 is a powerful collection of dance stories by Artistic Director Stephen Page that celebrate the indigenous people’s unbroken connection to the land and its animals.
I.B.I.S is a story from Murray Island in the Torres Strait, a beautiful and isolated land of laughter and sunny smiles. This joyful work explores life on the islands: a place where, despite challenges of displacement and climate change, the culture remains strong and the people optimistic.
With contemporary movement forged from 40,000 years of culture, Bangarra is an unforgettable dance experience!
November 9 at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30pm.
November 10 at 3pm. Doors open at 2:30pm.