Bangarra Dance Theatre’s Terrain, choreographed by incoming Artistic Director Frances Rings, is inspired by the area of Australia known as Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre, a landscape from where human beings draw life and express meaning to that life. The production explores the fundamental connection between Aboriginal people and land – how we treat our land, how we understand its spirit, and how we regard its future.
Terrain is presented as nine sections or ‘states of experiencing’ the terrain of Kati Thanda. The sections depict particular features of the Lake Eyre environment as well as the culture of the Arabunna people.Sydney Opera House is thrilled to present this exclusive look at a duet from one section, ‘Salt’, filmed under our iconic sails with dancers Rikki Mason and Ryan Pearson.
Beyond the white salt vastness of Kati Thanda (Lake Eyre) lies an abstract landscape that resonates with an ancient power.
Choreographer: Frances Rings
Dancers: Rikki Mason and Ryan Pearson
Cultural Consultant: Arabunna Elder Reginald Dodd
Costumes: Jennifer Irwin
Music: David Page
Videography: Nino Tamburri and Thomaz Lablanca
Video production and editing: Sydney Opera House