Bangarra Dance Theatre’s regional tour of Terrain comes to Geelong March 2-4 as part of GPAC’s 2017 Deakin University Theatre Season.
Terrain transports audiences to the timeless beauty of Lake Eyre, the place of Australia’s inland sea, and explores the fundamental connection between Aboriginal people and the land.
Choreographed in 2012 by Frances Rings, Terrain has been awarded two Helpmann Awards and is now entering its fourth remount.
Bangarra’s 16-member dance ensemble comes from various Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander regions of Australia.
Regional touring is a crucial part of the company’s annual calendar, nurturing and forging new relationships with the people and communities that inspire Bangarra’s stories. The company will also host dance and educational workshops throughout the tour to complement the community’s experiences and deepen their engagement with the performance.
Bangarra’s Artistic Director Stephen Page says the regional tour is a crucial aspect of Bangarra’s evolution.
“Touring regionally is an invigorating time for us and we look forward to sharing this work with communities in regional Victoria and Hobart. Terrain reveals the transformative power of the landscape and is a beautiful example of Frances’ evocative dance vocabulary.”
Exploring the timeless beauty of Lake Eyre, the powerful contemporary choreography in Terrain explores the struggle between man and environment within Australia’s plentiful but delicate landscape. The music was composed by David Page, with set designs by Jacob Nash, costumes by Jennifer Irwin and lighting by Karen Norris.
Terrain is the first production in GPAC’s 2017 Deakin University Theatre Season.Tickets are $69 or less. Nine and five-show theatre season packages are available offering significant savings on single ticket prices. For details and bookings go to gpac.org.au/2017