Sinsa Mansell

nipaluna/Hobart, TAS

Sinsa Mansell is a passionate and proud Tasmanian Aboriginal woman from the Northern region of Tasmania. Sinsa is a performer and choreographer as well as the Co-Founder, Program Producer and Project Officer with the successful pakana kanaplila – a Traditional/Contemporary Tasmanian Aboriginal dance troupe.

Dancing statewide, nationally and internationally for well over a decade, Sinsa has been working to reclaim cultural dance within the island state of Tasmania for the past 15 years. Through educational dance workshops, pakana kanaplila aims to create a safe and inviting space to broaden the awareness of the rich cultural heritage and the living ancient traditional practices through song and dance; keeping to traditional Tasmanian Aboriginal culture. Sinsa facilitates open opportunities for the broader community to engage with local First Nations peoples through educational dance workshops, ceremonial performance at a wide range of events, including fun and interactive workshops in schools. She is passionate about creating a greater awareness of Tasmania’s ancient traditions.

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.