Praying Mantis Dreaming

Choreography:

Stephen Page

Artistic Director:

Stephen Page

Premiered in 1992 at Parade Theatre, Kensington

Praying Mantis Dreaming tells the story of a young Aboriginal girl on her journey from her traditional homelands to the city. The Spirit of the Praying Mantis Dreaming watches over both worlds, guiding and protecting the Aboriginals inhabitants, and encouraging the girl to seek her cultural heritage.

The first full length work created by Stephen Page for Bangarra Dance Theatre with original music composed by David Page, Praying Mantis Dreaming combined three distinctive and different styles of dance – traditional Aboriginal, Torres Strait Island and contemporary dance.

Credits

Choreography
  • Stephen Page
Music
  • David Page
Costume Design
  • Jennifer Irwin
Set Design
  • Joe Hurst
Lighting Design
  • Jo Mercurio

Touring Info

  • 1992 National tour ACT, NSW, VIC, QLD
  • 1993 National tour NSW, QLD, WA, NT