Bangarra is Back, Baby

Theatre-lovers rejoice, for Bangarra is back, baby, as GPAC prepares to open the 2017 Deakin University Theatre Season with a bang(arra)!

For anyone who hasn’t experienced - and it is an experience - the ethereal wonder of Bangarra Dance Theatre on stage, this is dance unlike anything you may have seen before. The rhythms, the movement, the play of light and sound, all seem to sink through your skin and draw you into the stories playing out on stage. It is a hair-raising, heart-thumping, visceral experience and one that will stay with you long after the lights go on and you walk back into your everyday world.

The 16-member Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander ensemble comes to Geelong to perform Terrain, the two-time Helpmann Award-winning production.

Terrain, choreographed in 2012 by Frances Rings, tells stories of the land and the people around Australia’s inland sea, Lake Eyre. Now, in its fourth remount, the production is touring regional Australia.

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.”

Bangarra Dance Theatre’s regional tour of Terrain comes to Geelong on 2nd – 4th March.

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

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