Five thousand years ago Australia was nothing but a vast tract of land, known only to the aborigines. Unlike the British invaders, the indigenous tribes grew accustomed to the land, wearing the landscape like a second skin. You can see it in their dark complexion, in their smooth brown skin, the rough white body paint and the mud.
Five thousand years later and the aboriginal ideal remains. It's the same ideal alluded to in Terrain - a play by Bangarra Dance Theatre. Transporting audiences to Lake Eyre in South Australia, Terrain focuses on the aboriginal relationship with the land, the way they feel the seasons, the abstinence in drought and the abundance in the rain.