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Terrain by Frances Rings, Bangarra Dance Theatre (2012) 

Join in a conversation with celebrated choreographer and dancer, Frances Rings, to unpack this newly listed core appreciation prescribed work. Explore the meaning in the movement and motif examples and how they link to syllabus content and share resources and teaching strategies for Terrain.

The Terrain Study Guide 2018 Bangarra Dance Theatre Australia has been uploaded to the CaSPA resource site for teacher and student access via SCS login.

Teachers are encouraged to bring their students to this workshop. Teachers will be asked to nominate the number of students attending once the school is registered.


Frances Rings was born in Adelaide and is a descendant of the Kokatha people. After taking dance as an elective at high school, Frances then pursued her dream of a dance career. Frances initially studied at the National Aboriginal Islander Skills Development Dance College (NAISDA). Whilst still studying, Frances toured internationally and also performed with Bangarra Dance Theatre.

After graduating from NAISDA, Frances joined Bangarra Dance Theatre then was awarded an Australia Council grant to study in New York at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre.

Frances divides her time between creating, performing and inspiring others and is currently a member of the Dance Board of the Australia Council. 

On Terrain: I believe that country reveals to us the natural laws that govern our existence and that as people, no matter what our background, we all have an innate longing to sink our feet into the sand, for our hands to splash water and to connect with the natural world.