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Australia's Bangarra Dance Theatre comes to India

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Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Australia's leading aboriginal and torres strait islander dance company, Bangarra Dance Theatre, will embark on a multi-city tour of India this month as part of Australia Fest.

Internationally acclaimed for combining more than 65,000 years of aboriginal and torres strait islander culture with contemporary dance, the company, in India, will stage 'Spirit 2018' - a powerful collection of dance stories.

The production has been created by artistic director Stephen Page, drawn from the company's 29-year history.

"Bangarra's visit to India is a great opportunity to share our indigenous culture and history with Indian audiences.

"The dancers are dynamic artists, each of whom has a proud aboriginal and/or torres strait islander background," Harinder Sidhu, Australia's High Commissioner to India, said.

The company's India tour will take off with a dance performance set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Qutb Minar here on October 25, presented in partnership with the Archaeological Survey of India.

Bangarra will then head off to captivate audiences in Bengaluru and Mumbai.

Complementing Bangarra's multi-city tour will be a series of community engagement workshops with indigenous groups across the country, during which it will travel to Purulia, Bhopal and Aizawl, to learn and experience a variety of traditional dances in a series of artistic collaborations with these communities.

"Cultural exchange enables us to share, learn and grow as a company, and we are deliberately increasing the number of community engagement activities we undertake to set a new benchmark for the future," said Bangarra's Executive Director Philippe Magid.

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First Published: Wed, October 24 2018. 17:40 IST