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Dance Territories - Melbourne Festival

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14 - 16 Oct 2016


Artists Sarah-jane Norman and Nacera Belaza

Dancehouse’s biennial Dance Territories program pairs an Australian and an international artist to explore the subtle connections ignited when their works collide.

The 2016 theme of Border Lines sees two artists question the boundaries between body and place in relation to the political and the personal implications of migration, dislocation, circulation and invasion. Indigenous Australian artist Sarah-Jane Norman’s live art installations In the River’s Children and Take this for it is my body dissect the impact Australia’s colonial history has had on the artist’s own body, offering incisive moments that unsettle the safety of historical distance. Norman’s work traverses artforms, inviting us to take our place in shared narratives.

Algerian-French choreographer Nacera Belaza brings to Melbourne her seminal piece The Shout, performed with her sister. This duet observes the intersection of globalisation and sacred ritual. In Belaza’s words, the scream is when the anchor does not let go.

Content: Melbourne Festival

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Type Entry cost
$25.00 - $40.00

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