Bangarra Dance Theatre


Coming to five regional venues across Victoria and South Australia in 2021, this tour marks the exciting return of one of Bangarra’s most seminal pieces of work – described by the Sydney Morning Herald as “Bangarra’s most perfect show

Photo by Edward Mulvihill

Haunting, mesmerizing and incredibly powerful…the dancing is superb.

Dance Magazine, 2015 return season

Ochres, first performed in 1994, became a watershed production for Bangarra leading to sell out shows around the country. For its 21st anniversary return season in 2015, Bangarra’s Artistic Director Stephen Page reimagined this iconic work that revealed Bangarra to the world for the company’s debut season at Carriageworks in Redfern.

In all its forms and colours, ochre is essential to the life of Aboriginal communities. This four-part contemporary dance work – yellow, black, red and white – is a portrayal of each colour of this earthy substance, its myriad of purposes and the spiritual significance to Aboriginal people.


Bangarra is an Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander organisation and one of Australia’s leading performing arts companies. Widely acclaimed nationally and around the world for powerful dancing, a distinctive theatrical voice and utterly unique soundscapes, music and design.

Led by Artistic Director Stephen Page, Bangarra is currently in their 32nd year, but their dance technique is forged from over 65,000 years of culture, embodied with contemporary movement. The company’s 18 dancers are professionally trained, dynamic artists who represent the pinnacle of Australian dance. Each has a proud Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background, from various locations across the country. Authentic storytelling, outstanding technique and deeply moving performances are Bangarra’s unique signature.

Ochres Regional Tour 2021


Touring Sept - Oct 2021. 
See bottom of page for venue list.

Choreography Stephen Page, Bernadette Walong-Sene and Djakapurra Munyarryun
Music David Page
Cultural Consultant Djakapurra Munyarryun
Costume Designer Jennifer Irwin

If you are interested in touring get in contact!

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