OUR land people stories

QnA live recording from QPAC - Bangarra choreographers on the creative process for OUR Land People Stories

  • North East Arnhem Land, Appin, Dubbo
  • Choreography, Stories, Highlights, Behind the Scenes

Australian author, poet, cultural activist and social commentator Anita Heiss, moderates a post show QnA with Bangarra's OUR land people stories choreographers - Daniel Riley, Beau Dean Riley Smith, Jasmin Sheppard and Stephen Page. Here they discuss the drive behind such story telling, the challenges and creative sparks that scaffold their work.

Artistic Director Stephen Page tells the story of internationally acclaimed visual artist Nyapanyapa Yunupingu from North East Arnhem Land. This work Nyapanyapa draws inspiration from her incredible life story and paintings.

Jasmin Sheppard's Macq (first performed in 2013 during Dance Clan 3) is brought to the main stage. Macq explores the 1816 March of Macquarie – a historical chapter that decimated Sydney's Aboriginal community.

Daniel Riley and Beau Dean Riley Smith create Miyagan, a poignant dance story mapping their cultural heritage in a discovery of their family background on Wiradjuri Country in New South Wales.