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Fire - A Retrospective

In 2009 Bangarra Dance Theatre celebrated 20 years of bringing Australia and the world its unique, exciting and inspirational dance theatre. A 'best of' production, Fire paid homage to the company's history and this incredible body of work.

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Fire – A Retrospective features the most memorable and potent elements of the company’s repertoire during this extraordinary and dynamic artistic period.

Featuring Bangarra’s exciting design installations, multi-media imagery and choreographic highlights from Ochres, Fish, Skin, Bush, Corroboree and many other much-loved works, Fire – A Retrospective takes audiences on the company’s journey across 40,000 years.

This production features the First Nations' language Yolngu Matha (Yiritja and Dhuwa language groups, North East Arnhem Land), Meriam Mer, Kala Lagaw Ya and Kala Kawaw Ya (Torres Strait Islands), Ngarti (Western Desert), Etanyanu (North West Cape York), Walmajarri (Great Sandy Desert), and Ngarrindjeri (South Australia) and Yugambeh (South-East Queensland).


Sections of Fire

Act 1
BIRTH OF BANGARRA
  • Installation
YIRRKALA
  • Banumbirr (Morning Star) - Yirrkala Community
  • Dhum Dhum (Bush Wallaby) - Yirrkala Community
  • Wata (Wind) - Yirrkala Community
  • Gudurrku (Brolga Traditional) - Corroboree (Brolga) 2001

BROLGA - 2001

  • Dream/Arrival (Brolga Solo)
  • Mimic (Brolga Female)
  • Feeding
  • Elders

OCHRES - 1994

  • White
  • Red (Poison)
  • Black
  • Yellow

SOCIAL ISSUES

  • Victims
  • Dingo
  • Alcohol
  • Veins
  • Blankets
Act 2
FISH - 1997
  • Catch
  • Gutting

SHELTER - 2000

  • Toxic

UNAIPON - 2004

  • Strings
  • West Wind Solo
  • Power

BUSH - 2003

  • Creation
  • Moth
  • Stick
  • Earthdancer (The Call) - Rush 2002
  • Ceremony

TORRES STRAIT ISLAND

  • Slip & Slide - Turtle 2001
  • Dream Fish - Fish 1996
  • Goelada (Bow and Arrow) - Saibai Island
  • Kaba (Paddle Dance) - Saibai Island
  • Waru (Sit Down) - Turtle 2001
  • Yagi Kuyk - Saibai Island

CELEBRATION OF BANGARRA

  • Lead - Alchemy 1996

Duration: 1 Hour 53 Minutes

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Credits

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Touring

Premiere Season: National Tour | 2009
Fire Program 2009