Lucky enough to be taken along to this last night. Powerful and beautiful stuff. Can't believe there are Aussies out there that can't comprehend drinking their beer on a different day when there is lingering grief in our society. Step up Australia and show some compassion and respect.
Tonight I saw Bangarra's 'Bennelong' for the second time. I wanted to share my thoughts after the first performance but it left me completely speechless. It was heartfelt, confronting and incredibly beautiful. Such a raw honesty in their movement, it was truly like nothing I have ever seen before. Thank you @bangarradancetheatre for sharing your incredible talent and passion, I can't wait to see what you do next! ❤️#somedaysifeellikebennelong#bennelong#Bangarra#dance#contemporarydance
We would love to keep @bangarradancetheatre a secret but we just can't. Every September this brilliant dance company brings to life Indigenous history and stories through dance and it's always just beautiful. One for your 2018 diaries
Needing some lunch inspiration? Join us for a bite at Cured & Cultured or for a two or three course menu in the Restaurant. Featured here, our salad of smoked eggplant, crisp falafel, pistachio nuts, currants, labne and house made pita bread. Walk ins welcome #bennelong#curedandcultured#Fridaylunch#restaurantaustralia @davidgriffen
"I lie low. I nestle in the soil. Are you a fighter? A collaborator? A victim? A survivor? An idealist? A realist? Some days I feel like I am Bennelong. I am Bennelong." The triumph of '#Bennelong ' is in how it uses the medium of #dance to deliver its multi-layered #message . Where words or a still image might have fallen flat, the moving body, ever whirling, writhing, leaping conveys with clarity and depth. Transient, #timeless , and evocative. 'Observation Smell' (first contact between cultures, a sniffing, prowling, Smith and Daniel Riley), 'Rewind 1788' (Elma Kris imbues the spirit of the land), and the smallpox of 'Onslaught' are a shot to both my head and heart. As Yemmerawanye's body is returned in the folds of a tarp, his #spirit at last returned to country, a shameful catalogue of 19th century souvenirs and cranial experiments is recounted. 'Repatriation', a reminder that some 1,000 #Aboriginal remains are still held in #collections . The heavy-handedness of my words here illustrating that the #body , in this case, is the best #storyteller .
@bangarradancetheatre's 'Bennelong' is an ancestral #songline made visible, binding past with present. Little short of essential viewing for one and all. (Read in full, from 'The Story of Belonging' on @fjordreview, my response (@gracialouise) to 'Bennelong': https://www.fjordreview.com/the-spirit-of-bennelong/, and reposted to Marginalia: http://www.graciahaby.com) (Image credit: Vishal Pandey)