Waradah Performers Receive Training From Former Member of Bangarra Dance Theatre

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Waradah Performers Receive Training From Former Member of Bangarra Dance Theatre

Amy Hammond is a proud Gamilaroi woman. She is also a woman guided by her cultural heritage and passion for Aboriginal theatre.

‘Telling our stories our way is important to me.’ – Amy Hammond

Amy’s background is in Theatre Stage Production, studying at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, completing a Bachelor in Production and Design.  She has since worked with such Theatre companies as Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company in Perth and more recently, the prestigious Bangarra Dance Theatre and the Sydney Theatre Company, where she worked on various touring productions. Her position has given Amy the opportunity to tour and travel internationally, nationally and to remote communities. She’s widely acclaimed for her role in creating powerful dancing, distinctive theatrical soundscapes, music and production designs.

Over the following months, Amy will visit Waradah Aboriginal Centre, as part of an ongoing commitment to creating unique, and culturally strong performances. Her first scheduled visit to the Blue Mountains is Saturday, May 20th. Over the course of her four-day visit, Amy will be working closely with Waradah’s performers with the aim to lift dance productions, improve theatre venue, and maintain the overall happiness of all Waradah team members.

Watch this space for further news on Amy’s upcoming visits to Waradah.