Productions

Spirit

Showcasing the best of Bangarra’s internationally acclaimed repertoire, the majority of Spirit features highlights from the company’s sell-out production Bush, as well as treasured moments from Bangarra’s repertoire.

Productions

About

Set to a beautiful and haunting score composed by David Page and Steve Francis, Spirit is a lush and contemporary celebration of beauty, ritual and music. From the last breath of sunset to the first finger-light of dawn, the audience enters a mysterious and secret space to witness nature’s sacred poetry.

Featuring Kathy Balngayngu Marika, a traditional elder from North East Arnhem, Spirit weaves storytelling, dance, theatre and music into an unforgettable theatrical experience.


First performed in 2004, Spirit has had many iterations over the last 15 years. This special work speaks of our unique country and the First Nations' cultures that have worked with it and from it, in reciprocation, for millennia.

To discover the gradual evolution of Spirit, you might begin by perusing the numerous programs from over the years.

Productions

Touring

Regional Tour 2004 | Spirit

Regional Tour 2005 | Spirit

Regional Tour 2006 | Spirit

International tour | 2010 | Excerpts from Spirit

    • China
    • National Museum of China
      9 June - 10 June
    • National Centre for the Performing Arts
      12 June

Community Night | 2011

International Tour | 2011

    • Germany
    • Switzerland
    • Italy
    • Teatro Sociale Trento
      18 February
    • Theater der Stadt
      23 February - 26 February
    • Theater am Ring
      27 February
    • Theater Casino Zug
      1 March
    • Burghof Lörrach
      2 March
    • Theater am Ring
      3 March
    • Apollo-Theater
      4 March
    • Parktheater Iserlohn
      5 March
    • Theater an the Wilhelmshöhe
      6 March
    • Theater im Pfalzbau
      8 March - 9 March
    • Stadttheater Fürth
      10 March - 12 March
    • Oberrheinhalle
      13 March
    • Graf-Zeppelin-Haus
      15 March
    • Forum am Schloßpark
      16 March
    • Forum
      17 March
    • Theater Marl
      18 March

International Tour | 2012

    • The National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet of Mongolia
      22 September - 23 September

International Tour | 2013
Spirit Program | Vietnam Tour | 2013

    • Vietnam
    • Hanoi Opera House
      2 March
    • Municipal Theatre of Ho Chi Minh City
      6 March

International Tour | 2014

Outdoor Community Performances | 2014

International Tour | 2015

    • Zorlu Centre
      17 September - 18 September
    • Australian Ambassador's Residence, Paris
      22 September

International tour | 2016

International Tour | 2017

    • DR Concert Hall
      18 October - 19 October
    • Theatre Bonn
      22 October

International Tour | 2018
Spirit Program 2018

    • Dr. B.R. Ambedkhar Bhavana, Bangalore
      29 October
    • National Centre for the Performing Arts
      1 November
    • Saitama Arts Theater
      9 November - 10 November

International Tour | 2019

    • Canada
    • United States of America
    • Vancouver Playhouse. Vancouver
      25-26 November
    • Théâtre Maisonneuve, Place des Arts, Montreal
      30 October - 2 November
    • Sanderson Centre, Brantford
      6 November
    • Bluma Appel Theatre, Toronto
      8-9 November
    • National Arts Centre, Southham Hall, Ottawa
      15-16 November
    • Harris Theatre, Chicago
      22-23 November

Productions

Cast

International tour | 2010 | Excerpts from Spirit