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


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

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