Regional Tour Program | 2020

  • Sydney
  • Program, Resources

There are many accounts of Bennelong's life. These are the spirits and the energies of the characters, as told by Bangarra. Created by Bangarra's Artistic Director Stephen Page, Bennelong explores the life of one of history's most iconic Aboriginal figures.

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Bennelong gestures to the facts of the man Bennelong’s history but has no intention to be an historical recreation and only loosely a chronology of the events of his life. Instead Bennelong is both a particular individual and a bold abstraction, a burden, a role model, a victor, a tragedy, a signpost to the future and an opportunity for contemporary ritual and ceremony.