• 2017 Regional Tour - VIC, TAS
  • 2016 Regional Tour - WA, SA
  • 2016 Parramatta Season
  • 2012 National Tour - VIC, NSW, SA, ACT, QLD


  • Stephen Page
  • Frances Rings
  • David Page
  • Jacob Nash
  • Jennifer Irwin
  • Karen Norris

Premiered in 2012 at Arts Centre Melbourne 

Terrain transports us to Lake Eyre in South Australia, the place of Australia’s inland sea: one of the few untouched natural waterways in the world. Choreographer Frances Rings explores the fundamental connection between Aboriginal people and land - how our land looks after us, how we connect with its spirit, and how we regard its future.

After its world premiere season in 2012, Terrain went on to win two Helpmann Awards for Best Ballet/Dance Work and Best Female Dancer in a Dance or Physical Theatre Work for dancer Deborah Brown. In 2016, Terrain was remounted and opened to 5 star reviews, toured regional Western Australia and South Australia, and continues in Victoria and Tasmania in 2017. Terrain explores the relationship of Indigenous people to country and how landscape becomes a second skin, inspired by the timeless beauty of Lake Eyre in South Australia.

Bangarra’s 2017 tour of Terrain has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

“Frances Rings’s choreography is as rich as her concept. It’s also some of the most detailed, original and challenging dance attempted by Bangarra in its history”

The Australian