Bangarra 25

“I don’t mind if we get wet. I love getting rained on”, I said to Kate as we sat on the steps of the Sydney Opera House. In hindsight, I probably should have checked the weather before leaving the house, but since I wearing shorts, I figured getting wet wouldn’t be much of a problem. And besides that, it was a great thing to be part of, the 25th anniversary performance by Bangarra Dance Theatre.

Kate arrived earlier than I did, and so secured us terrific seats in the front row. For a couple of hours we sat there, chatted, ate and drank a little, as we watched and waited for the show to commence.

As I checked the weather radar, we overheard a couple of security guards chatting, offering their thoughts on the likelihood (or rather unlikelihood) of the show going ahead. For a while it didn’t look good. On two or three occasions cleaners came on stage to mop off the water. Even that had a certain theatricality about it. “You could put that in a theatre, charge thirty bucks, and say it’s edgy”, I joked.

The sheer risk of electrocution for the band and injury for the dancers meant they were only about to deliver a much scaled down version of what was planned. Nonetheless, it was a great evening, and one we (and many others) enjoyed very much.

Choregoraphed cleaning ahead of the Bangarra Dance Theatre 25th celebration at Sydney Opera House
Choregoraphed cleaning ahead of the Bangarra Dance Theatre 25th celebration at Sydney Opera House
Bangarra Dance Theatre at Sydney Opera House
Bangarra Dance Theatre at Sydney Opera House
Bangarra Dance Theatre at Sydney Opera House
Bangarra Dance Theatre at Sydney Opera House

2 thoughts

    • It’s been a stupidly busy few days. I actually have a fair bit on this week also. I called to apologise for something tonight – I just need a quiet night. Next weekend? Nothing. It’s like that, eh? Sometimes lots to do, other times zilch.

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