Choice Cut

Jasmin Sheppard (Tagalak and Kurtjar, Kunjin)
04 May Free 20 minutes
Barring Yanabul

Jasmin Sheppard performs the solo dance piece, Choice Cut, that presents the body of an Indigenous woman and puts it under a butcher’s marker. There are the most desirable sections, such as the rump, the womb, the breasts, her skin. There are those she feels many would prefer thrown in the pile of off-cuts – her mind, her spirit, her country.

The Blak woman’s body presents a metaphor for the way our country has been divided. Cut up into foreign states, our countries and our people were separated into stockpiles of land: the most desirable and the disfavoured.

Jasmin is a dancer and choreographer who has previously performed for Bangarra Dance Theatre, and is now an independent artist.


Wheelchair Accessible


This performance contains themes that allude to violence.


  • Dancer/Choreographer/Sound: Jasmin Sheppard
  • Sound: Andy Lysle