Divercity

Artist
Mariaa Randall

Nation
Bundjalung / Yaegl AUS

Price ($)
10 - 25

Date
11 - 13 May
Women entry time 6.30pm
Men entry time 6.45pm

Duration
60 mins

Venue
Meat Market
Blackwood Street, Melbourne

Accessibility

Warnings 

There is no age limit to the performance.

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11 May 13 May Australia/Melbourne Divercity http://yirramboi.net.au/events/divercity/ Artist: Mariaa Randall Nation: Bundjalung / Yaegl AUS Price ($): 10 - 25 Duration: 60 mins When you live away from home and reside in the city, on someone else’s land, does it change your relationship to country? We carry country in our bodies wherever we go through our language, movement, bloodline, stories, memories, connection to place, designs of paint up and humour. Bundjalung/Yaegl choreographer Mariaa Randall (Blood on the Dance Floor, HA LF) presents a playful and multilayered exploration of place, people, landscapes and language in Divercity. Henrietta Baird (Kuku-Yalinji) and Ngioka Bunda-Heath (Wakka Wakka/Biripi/Ngugi), each living in separate Australian cities and belonging to two different Aboriginal countries, contemplate the complexities of a transplanted life. Illuminated by an evocative filmic backdrop by video artist Keith Deverell, the women draw on contemporary and traditional dance practices, storytelling and ritual to give shape and form to their connection to land and culture, and to share the layers of cultural diversity through dance. Divercity celebrates belonging, shared meaning and cultural individuality. Meat Market RMIT School of Art art.school@rmit.edu.au Book

When you live away from home and reside in the city, on someone else’s land, does it change your relationship to country?

We carry country in our bodies wherever we go through our language, movement, bloodline, stories, memories, connection to place, designs of paint up and humour.

Bundjalung/Yaegl choreographer Mariaa Randall (Blood on the Dance Floor, HA LF) presents a playful and multilayered exploration of place, people, landscapes and language in Divercity.

Henrietta Baird (Kuku-Yalinji) and Ngioka Bunda-Heath (Wakka Wakka/Biripi/Ngugi), each living in separate Australian cities and belonging to two different Aboriginal countries, contemplate the complexities of a transplanted life. Illuminated by an evocative filmic backdrop by video artist Keith Deverell, the women draw on contemporary and traditional dance practices, storytelling and ritual to give shape and form to their connection to land and culture, and to share the layers of cultural diversity through dance.

Divercity celebrates belonging, shared meaning and cultural individuality.

Acknowledgements

Divercity was developed through Arts House’s CultureLAB program.

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