breathtaking...even mindblowing
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October 2016

Albany Entertainment Centre 19 Oct 2016 Book Now 

Mandurah Performing Arts Centre 22 Oct 2016 Book Now

Queens Park Theatre, Geraldton 26 Oct 2016 Book Now

Goldfield Arts Centre, Kalgoorlie 29 Oct 2016 Book Now


November 2016

Marree 4 Nov 2016 For information about this community performance, please email us

Middleback Theatre, Whyalla 8 Nov 2016 Book Now

Northern Festival Theatre, Port Pirie 11 Nov 2016 Book Now

Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre, Mt Gambier 15 Nov 2016 Book Now

Chaffey Theatre, Renmark 19 Nov 2016 Book Now


A hymn to Country through contemporary dance.

Lake Eyre (Kati Thanda) – the place of Australia’s inland sea: one of the few untouched natural waterways in the world. Time simply does not exist. Day is measured by the length of shadows, a month by the level of salt crust on the surface, years by the rise and fall of the water.

Award-winning Aboriginal artists – choreographer Frances Rings, composer David Page and set designer Jacob Nash – create a powerful and evocative production inspired by the timeless beauty of Lake Eyre.

A powerful fusion of contemporary dance and storytelling, Terrain takes the audience on a journey through drought and deluge where nature delivers in abundance, promises all but guarantees nothing.

In 2016 Bangarra brings this work back to the stage, exploring the relationship of Indigenous people to Country and how landscape becomes a second skin.

Bangarra is one of Australia’s leading performing arts organisations with a unique dance technique forged from over 40,000 years of culture, infused with contemporary movement.

After the hugely popular Mathinna in 2010, Bangarra returns to Riverside with the power of its 17-member dance ensemble in this spectacular and meaningful work.

Download NSW Terrain Teachers Resource for 2016

“Breathtaking…even mind-blowing…” – The Australian

“…Visually spectacular, captivating the audience.” – Time Out


Please Note This production contains strobe lighting and loud noises

Pictured: Tara Gower
Image Credit:
 Greg Barrett

Artistic Director Stephen Page
Choreography Frances Rings

Music David Page
Set Design Jacob Nash
Costume Design Jennifer Irwin

Lighting Design Karen Norris

Bangarra’s 2016 regional tour has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.