OUR land people stories

Friday & Saturday, 9-10 February, 8pm
17 days from now
A celebration of the resilient human spirit and the healing power of art. The Sunday Telegraph

Presented by Bangarra Dance Theatre

Long awaited, Bangarra returns with OUR land people stories, a triple bill showcasing the timeless stories of Australia’s cultural heritage.

Nyapanyapa, by Bangarra’s Artistic Director Stephen Page, is inspired by the beautifully textured paintings of Yirrkala artist Nyapanyapa Yunupingu, known as the buffalo woman. The kinship systems of Wiradjuri country are explored by dancers Beau Dean Riley Smith and Daniel Riley in Miyagan, and the true history of Sydney is uncovered in Macq by Jasmin Sheppard, a story which examines the two sides to Governor Macquarie.

Bangarra’s dance technique is forged from over 65,000 years of culture, embodied with contemporary movement. The company are internationally acclaimed for their powerful dance language, distinctive theatrical voice and striking soundscapes, music and design.

Duration 1hr 55mins inc interval

Act 1 Macq & Miyagan
Act 2 Nyapanyapa

Recommended for ages 12+
This production contains haze and theatrical smoke. This production contains live smoke effects in Act 1 (Macq) and Act 2 (Nyapanyapa) This is a non hazardous effect.

There will be a 7-minute lockout at the start of Act 1. Latecomers may then be admitted to available seats at the back or where appropriate in the auditorium. Latecomers arriving after this point may be admitted to available seats during appropriate moments.


  • Choreography (Nyapanyapa) - Stephen Page
  • Choreography (Miyagan) - Beau Dean Riley Smith & Daniel Riley
  • Choreography (Macq) - Jasmin Sheppard
  • Set Design - Jacob Nash
  • Costume Design - Jennifer Irwin
  • Lighting Design - Matt Cox
  • Music (Nyapanyapa) - Steve Francis
  • Music (Miyagan) - Paul Mac
  • Music (Macq) - David Page


Touring Partners

Brought to Newcastle by SWS Lawyers
This project is suppored by the NSW Govt through Create NSW


  • Friday 09 February 2018 8:00 PM
  • Saturday 10 February 2018 8:00 PM

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  • Adult $58
  • Season 2018 Subscriber $48
  • Conc $50
  • Youth (15-21) $35
  • Family (2+2) $160


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