Nyapanyapa (OUR land people stories)

Watch Excerpts from Nyapanyapa

  • North East Arnhem Land, Yirrkala
  • Choreography, Music, Costumes, Props, Sets & Lighting, Highlights, Performance

Step inside the visual sphere of Nyapanyapa Yunupingu as you watch highlights from Bangarra’s production Nyapanyapa.

"Nyapanyapa Yunupingu is an inspiration. She is a proud Yolŋu woman from the Gumatj clan of North East Arnhem Land, a strong figure in her community who creates her art simply because it’s in her blood.

Nyapanyapa is so innately talented that her works give endless joy to those who see them. Each time I visit Yirrkala, I’ve always felt drawn to her energy, her spirit. I’ve long admired her paintings and her last series featuring young dancing girls fascinated me and sparked the idea for a creative exchange. But it is her Buffalo Story painting, which won her the prestigious Telstra Art prize in 2008, that was a jumping off point for this work."
- Stephen Page, 2016

This production features the First Nations' language Yolŋu Matha (North East Arnhem Land).

Bangarra would like to acknowledge the many people in our family who are no longer here but have left an indelible mark in our cultural and creative continuum.

We acknowledge and pay our respects to Nyapanyapa Yunupingu and the Yolŋu people, whose Country and stories have inspired Nyapanyapa.