Mathinna

Choreography:

Stephen Page

Artistic Director:

Stephen Page

Premiered in 2008 at Arts Centre Melbourne

Inspired by a young girl’s journey between two cultures, Mathinna traces the story of a young Aboriginal girl removed from her traditional home and adopted into western colonial society, only to be ultimately returned to the fragments of her original heritage. Mathinna has become the archetype of the ‘stolen child’ and, in this outstanding work, Bangarra recreates her powerful story of vulnerability and searching in an era of confusion and intolerance.

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The theatrical strength of the dance and its ideas make Mathinna a benchmark in Bangarra's repertoire

The Sydney Morning Herald


Credits

Choreography
  • Stephen Page
Music
  • David Page
Set Design
  • Peter England
Costume Design
  • Jennifer Irwin
Lighting Design
  • Damien Cooper

Touring Info

  • 2011 Regional tour QLD, NT
  • 2010 Regional tour VIC, TAS
  • 2008 National tour VIC, NSW, QLD, ACT

Awards

Outstanding Achievement in Entertainment, Deadly Award, 2008
  • Stephen Page
Best Ballet or Dance Work, Helpmann Award, 2009
  • Bangarra Dance Theatre
Best Choreography, Dance or Physical Theatre Production, Helpmann Award, 2009
  • Stephen Page
Best Original Score, Helpmann Award, 2009
  • David Page
Best Regional Touring Production, Helpmann Award, 2011
  • Bangarra Dance Theatre

Music

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