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SandSong: Stories From The Great Sandy Desert

Lillian Banks never thought about dance as a career until her teacher from St Mary’s College encouraged her to apply for NAISDA, which accepted her as a student.  After NAISDA, she auditioned for Bangarra and was enrolled as a Russell Page Graduate Recipient for 2018.  She’s a Yawuru woman, a Kimberley girl, Yawuru being part […]

Walsh Bay Redevelopment Delays

By Madison Behringer. Plans to redevelop the Walsh Bay arts precinct in Barangaroo have been in the pipeline since as far back as 1998. In May 2018, plans were approved by the State Government for the precinct alongside a $207 million budget for the project. However just as quickly as the building began, the project […]

Bangarra’s 21st Anniversary of Ochres

Bangarra Dance Theatre celebrate 21 years since the debut of Ochres, the work that revealed the company to the world. Ochres will be returning in a season of nine performances presented at Carriageworks, Australia’s largest contemporary multi-arts centre. “Bangarra has grown so much since Ochres was first staged in 1994. An array of artists have […]

Dan Sultan

His third album Blackbird has impressed its rocking sound indefinitely on the Australian scene and Melbourne’s own Dan Sultan is in the midst of a mammoth tour with the riff-goddesses Stonefield and the enigma that is Way Of The Eagle. The songs from his latest batch are nothing short of well-crafted. “We had quite a […]


Tales from Sydney’s colonial past largely come, it is impossible to deny, from one viewpoint - that of the colonisers, and often focus on conquest over cooperation. Australia’s largest Indigenous performing arts organisation, Bangarra Dance Theatre, now brings to the stage a tale of trust and friendship from the opposite vantage point. Patyegarang is based […]

Dance dreaming pays off

There was a time when 35-year-old Deborah Brown would have scoffed at the thought of winning a Helpmann Award for her dancing. In fact, she would have scoffed at the idea of having a career in dance at all. “My mum got me into ballet and tap classes after school when I was growing up […]

Walsh Bay fight for recognition to continue

Residents and arts venues in Sydney’s Walsh Bay precinct will continue efforts to have their area officially recognised as a suburb after City of Sydney Council knocked back a proposal to have the area formally renamed as 'Walsh Bay'. A City of Sydney Council meeting last week saw all councillors except Liberal Councillor Shayne Mallard, […]