- 2004 National Tour - NSW, VIC, QLD, SA
Premiered in 2004 at Queensland Performing Arts Centre
Clan is Bangarra Dance Theatre’s stunning and unique fusion of contemporary and traditional dance. It's two spectacular works – Unaipon and Reflections spring from common themes of spirit, land and totemic symbolism.
Unaipon, created by Frances Rings, is inspired by the life and vibrant intellect of Aboriginal inventor, writer, philosopher and story-teller David Unaipon, who is featured on the Australian $50 note. He was a Ngarrindjeri man of the Warrawaldi clan born in 1872 at Port McLeay Mission in South Australia.
Reflections brings together the best of the award-winning choreography of Artistic Director, Stephen Page with excerpts from milestone works. 'Nesting’ from Skin, ‘Cocoon’ from Fish, and 'White (Gapan)’ from Ochres are woven together into one sensual and emotive theatrical experience.