Charcoal explores the embodiment and physicality of caring for country through visual art and movement. Working with charcoal made on Migunberri country, this this extraordinary interdisciplinary dance work embodies the fire that forms it. Charcoal investigates the impacts of land management or lack thereof, as well as the importance of First Nations stewardship.
Githabul, Migunberri Lead Artist & Choreographer
Githabul, Gaangalu Artist/Dancer
Githabul, Migunberri – Yugumbeh Artist/Dancer
Blak Dance Creative Producers (for previous two creative developments)
Tom Pitchford & Olivia Adams
Bidjara, Ghungalu and Garingbal Visual Artist
Project Partners & Acknowledgements
Charcoal was originally developed as part of the BlakDance Residency Program, with financial assistance from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland QASP and Access Arts, and additional support from the Brisbane Powerhouse. As Performing Lines TAS’ Aboriginal Arts Mentor for 2024 the further development of Charcoal is supported by the Tasmanian Government through Arts Tasmania’s Aboriginal Arts Program, and Moonah Arts Centre.