Steps back in time
By Deng Nanjun for China Daily
Dancers from down under who caught the eyes of TV viewers across the world two years ago are now set to thrill China. The Bangarra Dance Theatre of Australia shot to prominence when it
performed at the opening and closing ceremonies of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
Showcasing the culture of Australia's indigenous aboriginal people under the artistic direction of Stephen Page, the group is now set to perform in China to mark the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two nations.
Bangarra Dance Theatre draws on indigenous dance traditions. Yet the group itself is relatively young, having been founded in 1991. It prides itself on reflecting the lives and attitudes of
indigenous peoples there today.
All of its members are descendants of aboriginal tribes in Australia. Its primary objective is to
maintain the link between traditional indigenous cultures of Australia and new forms of contemporary artistic expression.The group proclaims itself keen to give voice to social and political issues relevant to all people. click for more