Australian Tour Program | 2006

  • Program, Resources

Gathering brings together Dancers from two of Australia’s most revered dance companies - The Australian Ballet and Bangarra Dance Theatre - in a work that explores contemporary and ancient Australian cultures with drama, imagination and physicality.

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With Gathering, The Australian Ballet continues a unique artistic relationship with Bangarra Dance Theatre, first realised in 1997 by then Artistic Director Ross Stretton, and further cultivated by Artistic Director David McAllister. Amalgamate takes its inspiration from the process of bringing two companies together. It explores the notions of exchange and fusion - whether it be emotional, spiritual or cultural. Rites is an exploration of the natural forces which determine our ancient landscape.