Connecting Youth With Elders

Australia’s leading Indigenous performing arts company, Bangarra Dance Theatre invites young people of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage to participate in an exciting new Youth Program. Rekindling is an intensive program over 3 Gatherings for secondary students designed to inspire and develop the next generation of Indigenous storytellers.

Exploring ‘who you are’ and ‘where you come from’, young people will research and gather stories from within their communities, and develop performance and creative skills to produce dance theatre. Rekindling is led by one of Bangarra’s most acclaimed artists, Sidney Saltner, Youth Program Director.

Commencing in 2013, Rekindling brings together young people selected from workshops in regional communities with support from local elders.