Kirk Page and Jade Dewi Tyas Tunggal

NSW

Kirk is a proud Mulanjali person born on unceded territory on Tulmur country in South East QLD with ancestral connections to Badu Island in the Torres Straits and Germany.

He began his career as a dancer and over the last 24 years he has performed in the theatre across disciplines including physical theatre musical theatre circus dance and acting for stage and screen.

Kirk has worked with companies across the country including Bangarra Dance Theatre, Legs on the Wall, Belvior St Theatre, Bell Shakespeare, The Malthouse Theatre, Sydney Theatre Company, Circus Oz, NORPA and Force Majuere. Recently he was movement director for Griffin Theatre’s new ‘Australian’ play Dogged.

Kirk is currently working on Bundjalung country for the Koori Mail newspaper in regional NSW.

Australian born dance-artist, performance-maker and teacher, Jade Dewi Tyas Tunggal, with convict Australian and Scottish heritage is also directly descended  from Yogyakarta’s first Sultan 1755 (Kangjeng Hamengku Buwana) and Borobudur, Java Buddhist Community 800AD.

Newtown High of Performing Arts Dux, Bachelor Dance Honours (University of Florida USA) and Master Choreography HD (University of Melbourne) all support 25 years of award-winning touring and international dance-culture-embodiment studies.

Jade’s performance history embraces live-art disciplines, including working with Movement Research NYC, Miami Dance Futures, Australian Choreographic Centre, Mirramu Dance Company, Victorian Opera, Chunky Move, Indonesia Contemporary Art Network, Northern Rivers Performing Arts, Outback Theatre for Young People, Beyond Empathy and The Bodycartography Project.

Altered states of bodily consciousness inform her original works in theatres, galleries, universities, museums, video, public and wild spaces. Touring works, including ‘OPAL VAPOUR’, ‘ENFOLD’, and ‘6/7 EMPTY’ wield the Art of Dancing to evoke ancestral and supernatural forces with masking and trance. Current works ‘FLOW’ and ‘SMOKE’ are trans-indigenous offerings reweaving culture and nature.

In everything we do, we acknowledge that we live on Aboriginal land and constantly learn from the wisdom of First Peoples.

Where we are and the history that precedes us informs how we work and how we move forward.