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Bangarra Dance Theatre

FIRESTARTER: The Story of Bangarra features some of the remarkable archival  footage we filmed of Bangarra Dance Theatre’s early performances (Ochres; Ninni) and Artistic Director Stephen Page’s very first choreographic work at the Sydney Dance Company, Mooggrah (part of The Shakespeare Dances).

Firestarter marks Bangarra Dance Theatre’s 30th anniversary. Taking us through Bangarra’s birth and spectacular growth, this feature documentary recognises its founders and tells the story of how three young Aboriginal brothers — Stephen, David and Russell Page — turned the newly born dance group into a First Nations cultural powerhouse.

 Reviews:   Guardian     STFR

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Videos Tab above:

Ochres explained & showcased (circa 1994) – Teachers’ Resource. Also screened on Imagine

Mooggrah – part of Sydney Dance Company’s Shakespeare Dances (1991)

Ninni Clips (1992 – TVC base or broadcast within SBS TV Imagine series)


  • Djakapurra Munyarryun in Bangarra 'Ochres'
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