Talking Dance: Global Indigenous People's knowledges & the environment

8 January

A series of conversations between Festival artists exploring ideas in their performance works and broader practice.
245 Wilson Street
Eveleigh 2015

8 January at 4.15pm

75 mins
Critical Path & Sydney Festival / Australia


Traditional knowledges (local and diaspora) are often communicated through song, dance and story. What role can these knowledges play in our current discussions about the environment? How is dance a vital part of this discussion?

Contributing artists: Frances Rings, Taree Sansbury, Latai Taumoepeau and Eko Supriyanto (Ekosdance).

Frances Rings
A descendant of the Kokatha people, Frances is a dancer and choreographer with a long history of working with Bangarra Dance Theatre and other companies. Having trained at NAISDA in the early 90's, she is currently their Head of Creative Studies.

Taree Sansbury
An emerging artist and NAISDA Dance College graduate, Taree is a proud Kaurna, Narungga and Ngarrindjeri woman from South Australia. She has worked with Force Majeure, and choreographer Vicki Van Hout on her recent work Long Grass (Sydney Festival 2015).

Latai Taumoepeau
Latai is a Punake, body-centered performance artist. She activates Indigenous philosophies and methodologies; cross-pollinating ancient practices of ceremony with her contemporary processes and performance work to re-interpret, re-generate and extend her practice and its function in and from Oceania.

Eko Supriyanto
Founder and artistic director of Ekos Dance Company and Solo Dance Studio in Surakarta Indonesia, Eko Supriyanto is the leading Indonesian dancer and choreographer of his generation.

Claire Hicks (Chair)
Claire has been working with artists, artform and audience development for over 20 years. She is currently Director of Critical Path.

Critical Path is Australia’s leading centre for choreographic research and development – supporting artists to push the boundaries of contemporary practice and opening up a space for debate and critical appreciation of dance.

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