I’m trying my goddamned best to create a space for all bodies because I think it sucks to miss out on the joy that dance can bring
This participatory one-on-one work by dancer & choreographer Amrita Hepi engages members of the public in a physical conversation about cultural ownership, authorship and self-expression.
Have a yarn with Amrita about yourself, your community, your place in the world and your attitude towards dance and culture. Through this conversation, together you’ll identify a movement or gesture that articulates something deeply personal and publicly political.
At the end of each session, you’ll perform your move with Amrita – it’s danced and archived.
At the end of each day, Amrita collates those movements to create a movement snapshot of the day.
At the end of the residency, Amrita creates a solo dance from the collected movements that she offers back to the place in which it was created.
This work celebrates a place and its people, asking questions about heritage, belonging, public expression and cultural authenticity.
So far, we’ve taken residence in train stations, surf clubs, shopping centres and snowfields planes from beachfront in Wollongong to Dansearena Nord Norway.