Indigenous storytelling through dance has been given a new twist with a collaboration between the Australian Ballet and the Bangarra Dance Theatre.
By
Hannah Hollis

Source:
Living Black
17 Apr 2012 - 10:55 AM  UPDATED 26 Aug 2013 - 10:48 AM

In this production, classical ballet meets with the Indigenous dance form.

For Bangarra dancer Brett Simon, the combination of the two dance forms presents a challenging learning curve.

"Classical ballet is upright and you spend your time trying to look like you're floating, but this is very earthy and you use your legs in a very different way," he said.

But the challenge has its rewards.

"There are times [in the production when] you can't pick out the Bangarra dancers or the ballet dancers because we're working in sync," said Mr Simon.