Terrain

Choreography:

Frances Rings

Premiered in 2012 at Arts Centre Melbourne

Terrain transports us to Lake Eyre in South Australia, the place of Australia’s inland sea: one of the few untouched natural waterways in the world. Choreographer Frances Rings explores the fundamental connection between Aboriginal people and land - how our land looks after us, how we connect with its spirit, and how we regard its future.

After its world premiere season in 2012, Terrain went on to win two Helpmann Awards for Best Ballet/Dance Work and Best Female Dancer in a Dance or Physical Theatre Work for dancer Deborah Brown. In 2016, Terrain was remounted and opened to 5 star reviews, toured regional Western Australia and South Australia, and continues in Victoria and Tasmania in 2017. Terrain explores the relationship of Indigenous people to country and how landscape becomes a second skin, inspired by the timeless beauty of Lake Eyre in South Australia.

Bangarra’s 2017 tour of Terrain has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

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Frances Rings’s choreography is as rich as her concept. It’s also some of the most detailed, original and challenging dance attempted by Bangarra in its history

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Credits

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
  • Stephen Page
CHOREOGRAPHY
  • Frances Rings
MUSIC
  • David Page
SET DESIGN
  • Jacob Nash
COSTUME DESIGN
  • Jennifer Irwin
LIGHTING DESIGN
  • Karen Norris

Touring Info

  • Her Majesty's Theatre, Ballarat 11 February 2017
  • Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo 15 February 2017
  • Mildura Arts Centre 18 February 2017
  • Theatre Royal, Hobart 23 - 25 February 2017
  • Geelong Performing Arts Centre 2 - 4 March 2017
  • Westside Performing Arts Centre, Shepparton 8 March 2017

Awards

BEST BALLET OR DANCE WORK, HELPMANN AWARD, 2013
  • Bangarra Dance Theatre
BEST FEMALE DANCER IN A DANCE OR PHYSICAL THEATRE WORK, HELPMANN AWARD, 2013
  • Deborah Brown
EMERGING ARTIST AWARD FOR AN INDIVIDUAL: SET DESIGN, ARTS HUB AWARD, 2012
  • Jacob Nash
CONTRIBUTION TO THE AUSTRALIAN ARTS COMMUNITY BY AN INDIVIDUAL: COSTUME DESIGN, ARTS HUB AWARD, 2012
  • Jennifer Irwin

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