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 Post subject: Bangarra Dance Theater
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2001 6:03 am 
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From the New York Times:<P><B>BAM's Next Wave Series Will Focus on Australia</B><P><BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Making their American debuts in mainstage performances at the Harvey Theater will be Company B Belvoir in "Cloudstreet," a play adapted from a novel by Tim Winton, and Chunky Move, a dance troupe known for its aggressive style, in "Crumpled" and "C.O.R.R.U.P.T.E.D." Other mainstage events will be "The Theft of Site," a music-theater piece with Indonesian shadow puppets and jazz-tinged gamelan music, and performances by the Bangarra Dance Theater of "Corroboree," a modern- dance piece rooted in Aboriginal traditions.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P> <A HREF="http://www.nytimes.com/2001/04/19/arts/19AUSS.html" TARGET=_blank><B>MORE...</B></A><P>Bangarra Dance Theater is the company whose photo graces our front page...<P>Stuart adds - now in our gallery:<BR> <A HREF="http://www.criticaldance.com/gallery/index.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.criticaldance.com/gallery/index.html</A> <p>[This message has been edited by Stuart Sweeney (edited July 03, 2001).]


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2001 12:24 am 
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<B>Turning the page on history</B> <P>By DAN SILKSTONE in The Age<P> <BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>It's been a remarkable 12 months for Stephen Page, the artistic director of Bangarra Dance Theatre. Critically acclaimed productions have spawned national and international tours and a moment in the world's brightest spotlight as choreographer for the indigenous component of the Olympic opening ceremony.<P>As Bangarra hits Melbourne with a new production, Page's ascension is complete with his confirmation as the director of the 2004 Adelaide Festival.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR><A HREF="http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/2001/07/03/FFXC24V4NOC.html" TARGET=_blank><B>more...</B></A>


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2001 1:28 pm 
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Image <P>Corroboree is a triple bill of three self-contained works, each founded on the characteristics of particular animals<P><B>Tragedy, mystery, joy</B> <P>By HILARY CRAMPTON in The Age<BR> <BR> <BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Well, Bangarra has done it again. Its most recent work, Corroboree, challenges our values not only about the black-white divide, but also about what constitutes a dancing body. Artistic director Stephen Page charts a risky course between serious, thought-provoking theatre and entertainment, in a dance style that mixes trans-global contemporary dance with arguably the most ancient dance forms extant.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/2001/07/26/FFXHN5FPLPC.html" TARGET=_blank><B>more...</B></A>


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2001 11:21 pm 
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<B>Aboriginal dancers decide the show must go on Bangarra dancers in Corroboree.</B><P>By Bryce Hallett in The Sydney Morning Herald<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Bangarra Dance Theatre's Corroboree opened its Theatre Royal season last night with a minute's silence for the victims of the terrorist disaster.<P>The opening went ahead after it was established that the venue - part of the MLC Centre which houses the US Consulate - would not be declared a no-go zone.<P>Bangarra is one of several companies to be showcased in next month's Next Wave Down Under festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The company, directed by Stephen Page, begins a 16-city tour of the US in a fortnight, starting in New Jersey.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.smh.com.au/news/0109/13/entertainment/entertain2.html" TARGET=_blank><B>more...</B></A><BR>


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2001 4:11 pm 
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Image <BR><small>Mating ritual ... Frances Rings and Russell Page demand unwavering attention during Brolga. Photo: Narelle Autio</small><P><B>Bangarra: iron beneath the feathers</B><P> <P>'CORROBOREE' reviewed by Jill Sykes in The Sydney Morning Herald <P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Bangarra Dance Theatre has gained new ground in its latest production, Corroboree. The telling of stories has reached a fresh level of stylised beauty and poignancy. The dramatic input has been refined to its essence and makes more impact than in Skin a year ago. And the music has found additional, evocative directions.<P>The structure of Corroboree is choreographer Stephen Page's familiar style of storytelling, which embraces ancient tales, current social concerns and celebratory dances. The program is worth buying for the wealth of detail about the themes, performers and making of the pieces.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.smh.com.au/news/0109/14/entertainment/entertain9.html" TARGET=_blank><B>more...</B></A><BR>


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 Post subject: Re: Bangarra Dance Theater
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2001 6:12 pm 
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Image <BR><small>To Brooklyn, with love ... Bangarra's Corroboree.</small> <P><B>Aussie show must go on in NY</B><P>Tourists are staying away from Broadway in droves, but that isn't expected to affect the Down Under festival in Brooklyn, writes Phillip McCarthy in The Sydney Morning Herald. <P><BR>The World Trade Centre bombing might have plunged Broadway into a brutal downturn - six shows are closing and box office has slumped 60 per cent - but the Australian season at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) will not be a casualty. <P>The Next Wave: Down Under festival - a month-long extravaganza of Australian theatre, music, dance, film and cabaret - will go ahead next Tuesday with its program intact. <P><A HREF="http://www.smh.com.au/news/0109/25/entertainment/entertain12.html" TARGET=_blank><B>more...</B></A>


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2001 11:38 pm 
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<B>Brooklyn's Next Wave: Down Under</B> <BR>By PHILLIP McCARTHY in The Age<P><BR>New York's Union Square isn't ground zero but it is, nevertheless, one of the city's post-apocalyptic sacred sites. In the three weeks since the World Trade Centre disaster, it has been a focus of vigils, candles, prayer and quiet contemplation. <P>In the aftermath, there have been Buddhist dedications, Hindu rituals and, yesterday, an Aboriginal cleansing ceremony. Squatting under the watchful eye of George Washington astride his horse the horse still sports a chalked peace symbol 15 clay-adorned members of the Bangarra Dance Company went through a ritual from Arnhem Land designed to make peace with the spirits of the land.<P><A HREF="http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/2001/10/03/FFX3Q7ELASC.html" TARGET=_blank><B>click for more</B></A><P>****************************************<P><B>Australians offer a dose of artistic medicine to New Yorkers</B> <BR>By Phillip McCarthy in The Sydney Morning Herald <P><BR>New Yorkers have John Howard to thank in more ways than one for Cloudstreet beginning a season there today. Not only did the Federal Government partly fund the Next Wave: Down Under festival - a month-long celebration of Australian performing arts hosted by the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and including the Cloudstreet cast and members of the Bangarra Dance Company - but the Prime Minister's handling of the Tampa crisis also played its part.<P><A HREF="http://www.smh.com.au/news/0110/03/entertainment/entertain9.html" TARGET=_blank><B>click for more</B></A><P>


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 Post subject: Re: Bangarra Dance Theater
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2001 11:49 pm 
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<B>Bringing The Earth To the Stage</B> <BR>By Sarah Kaufman in The Washington Post <P><BR>Given the recent anthrax scares, the members of Bangarra Dance Theatre seemed to be engaging in a powerfully defiant act: They caked themselves in white powder, stood under a stream of fine sand as it cascaded from the rafters and rolled around in clouds of dust rising from the stage. And by the end of the 90-minute intermissionless performance Friday at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater, the audience had surely inhaled bucketfuls of it.<P>By means of body paint -- white as well as earth-tone colors -- props such as woven sticks, mud and sand, and electronic scores laced with chanting and traditional rhythms, Bangarra aims to be an ambassador of Australian Aboriginal culture. <P><A HREF="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A31305-2001Oct21.html" TARGET=_blank><B>click for more</B></A>


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 Post subject: Re: Bangarra Dance Theater
PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2001 10:29 am 
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From the NY Times:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Traditions From Australia Face Contemporary Life<P>JACK ANDERSON, NY Times<P>Bangarra Dance Theater is a modern-dance troupe unlike any other. Its members have been trained in several dance techniques. But what makes the group special is that its works are inspired by the cultural traditions of Australian Aborigines.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href=http://www.nytimes.com/2001/10/26/arts/dance/26BANG.html target=_blank>More</a>


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 Post subject: Re: Bangarra Dance Theater
PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2001 5:44 pm 
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From Deborah Jowitt in the Village Voice:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>If the audience across the Hudson responded so enthusiastically, it wasn't only because Corroboree is artistic director Stephen Page's strongest work to date, but because his dreamtime visions of aboriginal Australia include a devastating, all-too-familiar contemporary scene ("Roo") of four young men enduring a police roundup, pinned by lights, and taunted by unseen voices in David Page and Steve Francis's rich electronic score.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href=http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0143/jowitt.php target=_blank>More</a>, halfway down the linked article.


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 Post subject: Re: Bangarra Dance Theater
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2001 4:47 am 
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Bangarra have self-censored part of their show for provincial America. Hmm....<P><BR><B>Americans take it literally</B><BR>By PHILLIP McCARTHY in The Age<P><BR>Enough has happened in New York over the past few weeks, from terrorist attacks to anthrax in the mail, to ensure that no one gets particularly riled over a few unexpected four-letter words in the score of a dance piece. The same cannot be said for the rest of America, though, as Bangarra Dance Theatre has discovered on its 16-city tour of the country. <P>In several cities, notably in the south and Midwest, the indigenous dance company has been prevailed upon to drop a sequence in its offering, Corroboree, on the grounds of audience sensibility. <P><A HREF="http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/2001/10/30/FFXZ5IX3DTC.html" TARGET=_blank><B>click for more</B></A>


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2001 5:58 am 
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From the Los Angeles Times:<P><B>DANCE<BR>Seasoned in the Outback<BR>Australia's Bangarra dancers draw on a deep connection to the land and aboriginal rituals.</B><P>By VICTORIA LOOSELEAF<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Stephen Page is the real deal: The artistic director and choreographer of Bangarra Dance Theatre grew up in Brisbane, Australia, and is of aboriginal descent. In melding that background with modern dance, Page has moved his Sydney-based company into the world spotlight.<BR>His parents—a logger and a factory worker—encouraged singing and dancing in the Page household. "We all had a natural taste for wanting to perform," Page, 36, recalls by phone from Brooklyn, one stop on Bangarra's first U.S. tour, which ends at El Camino College's Marsee Auditorium on Saturday. "We had a lot of great parties (and) a lot of talent. Mom and Dad were into performing—in a backyard way."<HR></BLOCKQUOTE> <P><A HREF="http://www.calendarlive.com/top/1,1419,L-LATimes-Theater-X!ArticleDetail-46115,00.html" TARGET=_blank><B>MORE>..</B></A>


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 Post subject: Re: Bangarra Dance Theater
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2001 6:36 am 
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From the Los Angeles Times:<P><B>Aboriginal Troupe Updates Ancient Style</B><P>By LEWIS SEGAL, Times Dance Critic<P><BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Australian aboriginal culture takes us on an unbroken path back to prehistory, a journey that choreographer Stephen Page invokes with an exciting sense of contemporary stagecraft in "Corroboree" for his Sydney-based Bangarra Aboriginal Dance Theatre. <BR> Combining ancient stamping and shuffling dances with a modern dance vocabulary, and juxtaposing traditional chants and stick percussion with rock and techno-pop, "Corroboree" arrived in an abridged hourlong version Saturday at El Camino College in Torrance. Gone was the "Nesting" section seen in New York and Washington because its set reportedly proved too cumbersome to take on tour.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.calendarlive.com/top/1,1419,L-LATimes-Search-X!ArticleDetail-46527,00.html?search_area=Blended&channel=Search&search_text=%22Dance+Review%22" TARGET=_blank><B>MORE...</B></A>


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 Post subject: Re: Bangarra Dance Theater
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2002 10:17 pm 
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<B>Governor-General's patronage of leading dance company under cloud</B><P><BR>The Governor-General's patronage of the Aboriginal dance company, Bangarra, is under a cloud.<P>Bangarra has sent a letter to Dr Peter Hollingworth requesting he consider his position as the dance company's patron.<P>This comes as the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists meets to discuss whether Dr Hollingworth should stay on as their patron.<P><A HREF="http://www.abc.net.au/news/justin/nat/newsnat-4mar2002-34.htm" TARGET=_blank><B>click for more</B></A>


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 Post subject: Re: Bangarra Dance Theater
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<B>Telstra and Bangarra partnership delivers online benefits</B><BR>From Handytel<P><BR>(Australia) - Today Telstra launched its online video highlights for the Bangarra Dance Theatre, which includes an exclusive preview of the dance company's new production "Walkabout". <P>The video has been launched to mark the new season performance and also excerpts from exclusive interviews with dancers and choreographer Stephen Page. The video story can be found at <A HREF="http://telstra.com/multimediaguide/entertainment/bangarra.asp" TARGET=_blank>http://telstra.com/multimediaguide/entertainment/bangarra.asp</A> <P>The video follows the recent launch of Telstra's eCards series, featuring photographs of company dancers Russell Page, Frances Rings and Elma Kris from recent productions, "Skin", Corroboree", "Ochres" and "Fish" by the acclaimed photographer Greg Barrett.. The eCards are available at: <A HREF="http://telstra.com/entertainment/arts/ecards/Bangarra" TARGET=_blank>http://telstra.com/entertainment/arts/ecards/Bangarra</A> <P><A HREF="http://www.handytel.com/news/viewstory.asp?id=0&prid=8415" TARGET=_blank><B>click for more</B></A><BR>


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