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This show closed on March 14, 2020

About Bennelong

Created by Artistic Director Stephen Page in 2017, Bennelong explores the life of one of history’s most iconic Aboriginal figures. Woollarawarre Bennelong was a senior man of the Eora people, who led his community to survive a clash of cultures. Through striking dance language, soul-stirring soundscapes and exquisite design, Bangarra unpacks Bennelong’s legacy and its reverberation through contemporary Australian life.

Proud Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from all over Australia come together as a creative clan to harness a shared spirit. The result is Bangarra’s powerful dance language, and utterly unique soundscapes, music and design culminating in the creation of original and breathtaking experiences. This is your chance to be part of it.

Run Time

1hr 15min

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End Date


Suitable for ages 12+. Warning: This performance contains smoke and haze effects

★★★★★ Extraordinarily powerful… a benchmark in Australian dance creativity. It sums up yesterday, today and perhaps tomorrow
Sydney Morning Herald
★★★★½ Bangarra fires on all cylinders in seminal tale of first contact… Dauntingly iconic, profoundly sad, Bennelong is beautifully realised
Limelight Magazine
Ravishingly beautiful and deeply unsettling all at once
The Australian

Sydney Coliseum Theatre

55 Sherbrooke Street, Rooty Hill, NSW 2766

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