Beau Dean Riley Smith will return to Dubbo next month to share the story of Bennalong and recharge his batteries.
Mr Riley Smith has the lead role of Woollarawarre Bennelong in the Bangarra Dance Theatre performance Bennelong.
It tells the story of one of the first Aboriginal men to be taken from his people and introduced to European ways, all of which has been documented and recorded by the British military through journals.
"I'm stoked I get to come to Dubbo and bring this story home," Mr Riley Smith said.
"For me, it's a story that I cherish. It's important to not just be shown in Dubbo but within every community. I think Bennelong's story needs to be told because he was the archetype of the white Australia policy."
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Mr Riley Smith said it was a fun and exciting challenge to take on Bennelong's legacy. To him, the performance is a way to humanise Bennalong.
Using emotion to convey a story is one of the reasons the Dubbo product was drawn to dancing. Initially, Mr Riley Smith wanted to be an actor.
"I went to an art school and became friends with dancers. I was so inspired by what they were doing with their body and how they were communicating with one another," he said.
"An opportunity came for me to venture into that and I said 'yes' and I haven't really looked back."
It was an art form Mr Riley Smith said he fell in love with.
"Being a black fella, dance is an art form that as a community we've been doing for thousands and thousands of years, that's how we tell our stories, that's how we pass stuff down from generation to generation," he said.
It was only when he was about 19 or 20-years-old that Mr Riley Smith started dancing. He joined Bangarra in 2013.
"Bangarra can be quite an infectious place to be around. It's a nice safe space for our stories to be told. It's a magical place," the dancer said.
"There are all these different people from all over the country and we all have our own background and our own stories. We just try and be really good advocates for our culture."
Being back on country next month will give Mr Riley Smith an opportunity to get "recharged and refired", he said, while catching up with his large family.
While he doesn't look too far into his future, the performer said he would love to become a choreographer and keep telling stories through his own point of view.
"I've always had the mindset that the magic happens in the rehearsal room. That's where we try and fit the pieces together to make a beautiful puzzle," he said.
"To me, dancing is just the icing on the cake."
Bennalong will be held at the Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre on Saturday, March 7.
Tickets are available from the DRTCC website or box office.