Stephen Page (Reflections), Frances Rings (Unaipon)

Artistic Director:

Stephen Page

Premiered in 2004 at QPAC Playhouse

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.

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A resonating work of depth and clarity

The Age


  • Reflections by Stephen Page, Unaipon by Frances Rings
  • David Page
Set Design
  • Peter England
Costume Design
  • Jennifer Irwin
Lighting Design
  • Nick Schlieper

Touring Info

  • 2004 National tour NSW, VIC, QLD, SA


Outstanding Achievement in Choreography, Australian Dance Award, 2004
  • Frances Rings
Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer, Australian Dance Award, 2004
  • Patrick Thaiday
Best Scenic Design, Helpmann Award, 2004
  • Peter England
Design Excellence, Drover Award, 2007
  • Bangarra Dance Theatre


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