Event Bennelong
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Venue Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide, SA
Umbrella Event Adelaide Festival of Arts 2018
First Date 15 April 2018
Last Date 18 April 2018
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description Bennelong tells the remarkable story of Woollarawarre Bennelong, a senior man of the Eora, from the Port Jackson area in Sydney. In 1789, he was captured and brought into the settlement at Sydney Cove by order of Governor Phillip, who wanted to learn about Australia's First Nation's Peoples. He quickly learned English and found himself with a foot in both worlds, but not fully accepted by either. Through diplomacy, this conflicted man played a crucial role in first contact and led his community to survival, until the tragic end of his life.
The question of how we move forward while still bei
Description Source Programme
Primary Genre Dance
Secondary Genre Contemporary
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Created
Name Function Notes
Sian James-Holland Associate Lighting Designer
Stephen Page Choreographer
Lachlan Bell Company Manager
Steve Francis Composer
Mathew Doyle Consultant
Jennifer Irwin Costume Designer
Lillian Banks Dancer
Luke Currie-Richardson Dancer
Tyrel Dulvarie Dancer
Tara Gower Dancer
Rika Hamaguchi Dancer
Baden Hitchcock Dancer
Elma Kris Dancer
Yolanda Lowatta Dancer
Rikki Mason Dancer
Ryan Pearson Dancer
Daniel Riley Dancer
Tara Robertson Dancer
Jasmin Sheppard Dancer
Beau Dean Smith Dancer
Brad Smith Dancer
Kaine Sultan-Babij Dancer
Glory Tuohy-Daniell Dancer
Anton Director Rehearsal Director
Philippe Magid Director Executive Director
Alana Valentine Dramaturg
Chris Donnelly Head Electrician
Nick Schlieper Lighting Designer
Kayne Johnson Production Manager
Jacob Nash Set Designer
Lillian Hannah U Stage Manager
John Colvin Technical Director
Monica Smith Wardrobe Master / Mistress
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Programme Programme with commentary from the artists
Event Identifier 143162