Experience the award-winning Bangarra Dance Theatre

FCA Members are invited to watch Bangarra Dance Theatre’s brand-new work:



Tuesday 18 June 2024
from 5 pm to 8:30 pm


Sydney Opera House

FCA together with our sponsor Tourism Australia invite 20 members to a briefing and performance of the Bangarra Dance Theatre.

Bangarra Dance Theatre is a company of professional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performers.
These performers are contemporary dancers as well as storytellers that draw on 65,000 years of culture.
As one of Australia’s leading performing arts companies, they share their culture with communities and audiences across Australia and the world creating powerful works of theatre with dance, music, poetry and design. They have been making an indelible mark on the Australian theatre landscape for more than 30 years now.


There is a place between the sea and the sky – a sacred realm, where the sun rises and falls, and the light is new.
Bangarra Dance Theatre’s first mainstage cross-cultural collaboration, leading Māori choreographer and Arts Laureate Moss Te Ururangi Patterson joins beloved Bangarra alumna Deborah Brown to create a brand-new work: Horizon.

Together they guide stories that speak of their mother countries and the spirit that calls them home.
Brown is a proud descendent of the Wakaid Clan and Meriam people in the Torres Strait, and has heritage from far across the seas in Scotland. She carries strength and resilience from her ancestors. Patterson, born near Lake Taupō, is a proud mokopuna (grandson) of the Ngāti Tūwharetoa tribe, and describes his sense of home as something alive, a fire inside, that he carries like a beating heart.

Video : Bangarra Dance Theatre, by Cass Eipper
Photo by Daniel Boud



Arrival at Sydney Opera House – Welcome & Smoking Ceremony with Matthew Doyle


Watch dancers’ warm-up class on stage in the Drama Theatre


Indigenous canapes & cocktails in the Drama Theatre Foyer – with someone like Artistic Director Frances Rings to come meet our group and speak to us about the work


Watch Horizon, post-show backstage tour & photo on stage, dancer Q&A




Who is Matthew Doyle?
Matthew Doyle is a descendant of the Muruwari people from the Lightning Ridge area of NSW and grew up in Southern Sydney on Dharawal land. He is a professional musician, composer, dancer, choreographer, cultural consultant and educator, with a passion for passing on the indigenous languages of Sydney.

Who is Frances Rings?
Frances is a descendant of the Wirangu and Mirning Tribes from the West Coast of South Australia.
Frances Rings became Artistic Director with the Bangarra Dance Theatre in 2023, after Stephen Page stepped down from the role after 33 years.
She also leads the company as co-CEO alongside Louise Ingram.




Please RSVP as soon as possible to barbara@journalistenbuero-sydney.com. The event is capped at 20 members!

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