Stephen Page, Frances Rings, Bernadette Walong-Sene

Artistic Director:

Stephen Page

Premiered in 2004 at Civic Theatre, Cairns

Showcasing the best of Bangarra’s internationally acclaimed repertoire, the majority of Spirit features highlights from the company’s sell-out production Bush, as well as treasured moments from Bangarra’s repertoire.

Set to a beautiful and haunting score composed by David Page and Steve Francis, Spirit is a lush and contemporary celebration of beauty, ritual and music. From the last breath of sunset to the first finger-light of dawn, the audience enters a mysterious and secret space to witness nature’s sacred poetry.

Featuring Kathy Balngayngu Marika, a traditional elder from North East Arnhem, Spirit weaves storytelling, dance, theatre and music into an unforgettable theatrical experience.


  • Stephen Page, Frances Rings, Bernadette Walong-Sene
  • David Page and Steve Francis
Set Design
  • Peter England
Lighting Design
  • Nick Schlieper
Costume Design
  • Jennifer Irwin

Touring Info

  • 2016 International Tour, Fall For Dance Festival at The New York City Centre, USA
  • 2014 Back to Country, NT, WA, Torres Strait Islands
  • 2013 International tour, Vietnam
  • 2012 International tour, Mongolia (by invitation by The Arts Council of Mongolia)
  • 2011 International tour, Germany, Italy, Switzerland
  • 2010 International tour, China (Year of Australian Culture in China launch)
  • 2006 Regional tour TAS
  • 2005 Regional tour QLD, VIC, TAS, NSW
  • 2004 Regional tour QLD


Company Award in Dance, Mongolia & Vietnam, Arts in Asia Awards Commonwealth Government Office of the Arts, 2013
  • Bangarra Dance Theatre