No Standing Still

Creative Resource Dance

Celebrate and support the study of dance in our schools. #NoStandingStill21

To celebrate the year that was, The Arts Unit are proud to launch No Standing Still, a rich collection of resources that celebrate the exploration of dance. They are designed to support teachers and students on their exciting dance journey from Kindergarten to Year 12. 

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Watch performances and dance films, learn vibrant, new and practical techniques in teaching contemporary dance, and challenge your creative spirit by delving into the teacher resources that will support and inspire you to create new and exciting works of dance.


The Making of Alchemy

Duration: 6:21

Exploring mineral substances and the tensions resulting from their dual importance in Indigenous ritual and western industrialism is the inspiration behind the creation of this incredible work, Alchemy. Performed by the students from the NSW Public Schools Aboriginal Dance Company under the guidance and direction of the Bangarra Youth Program team, the work was filmed on Country from over 20 locations across the state.

The work is based on the original choreography of Alchemy by Bangarra’s Artistic Director, Stephen Page. This excerpt focuses on Iron, Lead and Copper.

Follow the students’ amazing journey and be inspired by The Making of Alchemy.

Video transcript – The Making of Alchemy