A Call To Dance

Amrita Hepi

Hepi uses the body as a springboard for the ultimate archive

Let’s talk ownership. Intellectual property. Ideas. Land. Public space. Bodies. Who owns them? Who controls them and who gets to use them? Who gets shut out?

Join acclaimed choreographer and dancer Amrita Hepi for a yarn about the personal and the political, the past and the future. Together you’ll have a fun and free conversation about some big issues facing us all, and come up with a small moment of personal rebellion: a move that’s all about you.

Each evening, she’ll perform the moves discovered that day. At the end of the week, she’ll create a performance that celebrates the character and moments of rebellion in your city.

This work celebrates a place and its people, asking questions about heritage, belonging, public expression and cultural authenticity.

It’s your move. This is A Call To Dance.

…her being has morphed into my daggy try hard dancing. I laugh and laugh. Which is okay, ‘cause she’s laughing too – laughing with the happiness I used to feel back in the day when it was me owning those moves.
Blak Critics, YIRRAMBOI


Creator & performer
  • Amrita Hepi


Produced by Performing Lines

Information for Presenters

Performing Lines is currently building tours for Europe and North America in 2019 and 2020.

  • Very flexible delivery model. Requires a private space with an adjacent public space. Think shopfronts, pedestrian walkways, parks, town squares, etc
  • 2 people on the road
  • Full marketing and production specs on request


  • Within Australia: for curtain and rug.
  • International: set provided by the Presenter
Vanessa Wright Senior Producer

Presentation History

Yirramboi Festival
Melbourne, VIC
Merrigong Theatre Company
Wollongong, NSW
Dansearena Nord
Hammerfest, Norway
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Full Presentation History for A Call To Dance

Yirramboi Festival
Melbourne, VIC
Merrigong Theatre Company
Wollongong, NSW
Dansearena Nord
Hammerfest, Norway
Arts Centre Melbourne
Melbourne, VIC
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
Perth, WA
Festival Theaterformen
Hannover, Germany
Nelson Arts Festival
Nelson, New Zealand
Tauranga Arts Festival
Tauranga, New Zealand

Project Partners & Acknowledgements

This project was originally presented by YIRRAMBOI Festival, Melbourne, and supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

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.