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POSTPONED: Gary Lang, Artistic Director, Northern Territory Dance Company, Australia

011 Presentation Hall

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PLEASE NOTE: This Public Lectures has been postponed, due to the recent coronavirus (COVIC-19) outbreak. If you have registered for any this lecture, we will be in touch when a new date is confirmed.

 

Gary Lang, Artistic Director, Northern Territory Dance Company, Australia

 Dance, indigeneity, opportunity and The Other Side of Me

Gary Lang, a Larrakia man, Artistic Director of Australia's indigenous-owned NT Dance Company and Visiting Scholar at Northumbria University, will talk about his career sharing First nations stories with the world and the choreographic methods he is employing within the current project The Other Side of Me which premieres at Northern Stage in April. NT Dance Company holds a strong cultural and altruistic focus, developing and showcasing incredible Territory talent and supporting youth diversion and rehabilitation programmes when funding allows.

An ambassador for Indigenous Australian culture, Gary has worked with some of Australia's premier dance companies, the Aboriginal and Islander Dance Theatre, Bangarra, and West Australian Ballet. Drawing on the letters of a young Aboriginal man from Australia's Stolen Generation, The Other Side of Me explores how language and movement engage with issues of indigeneity, space and confinement.

About the Speaker

Gary Lang trained at the National Aboriginal and Islander Dance School and has toured nationally & internationally with some of Australia's premier dance companies, the Aboriginal and Islander Dance Theatre, Bangarra, Dance North and Tracks Inc.

His choreographic work is sensual and evocative, presenting the best of contemporary dance rooted in the traditions of Indigenous Australia’. In 2006 Gary was invited to present a choreographic work at the prestigious Indigenous Dreaming Festival. Committed to working from a grass roots level, Gary also works with local schools conducting a range of dance training programs, once again filling a much needed niche in the Darwin dance community.

During 2008, Gary researched and created Munuk Gapu – Fresh water Salt water - a dance production that interprets the lives, adventures and misadventures of Territory pearl divers from a bygone era. In August 2008, Munuk Gapu was featured at the Darwin Festival, performing at the Playhouse Theatre in the Darwin Entertainment Centre.


Refreshments will be available from 6pm with the lecture taking place at 6.30pm - 7.30pm.

Event Details

011 Presentation Hall
School of Design
City Campus East
Newcastle upon Tyne


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