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ONES COUNTRY 2017 Bangarra Dance Theatre hero image photographer credit Edward Mulvihill
Photograph: Edward Mulvihill Choreographers Djakapurra Munyarryun, Elma Kris and Kaine Sultan-Babij

Bangarra cap off a triumphant year with a triple bill of short works by emerging choreographers

Bangarra regulars will recognise the stars of this triple bill – Djakapurra Munyarryun, Elma Kris, Nicola Sabatino and Kaine Sultan-Babij – from their on-stage roles; but this November they are stepping off stage to choreograph short works for the company. The resulting triple bill will take audiences from Sydney streets to North East Arnhem Land to the Torres Strait Islands. 

Aboriginal elder, dancer, singer and didgeridoo player Djakapurra Munyarryunfrom Dhalinybuy in North East Arnhem Land, will make his mainstage choreographic debut with Yalu.

Bangarra dancers and Torres Strait Islanders Elma Kris and Nicola Sabatino team up to tell a saltwater tale in Whistler (Kris's third choreographic work, and Sabatino's first).

Kaine Sultan-Babij will "examine the challenges and shifting perceptions of what being black and queer means for a young Aboriginal man in today’s world."

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