We acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, especially the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people of the Canberra region. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging and continue to be inspired by and celebrate their culture. We acknowledge that this land was stolen and never ceded. This always was and always will be Aboriginal Land. Through our dance work we hope to inspire recognition and peace with the atrocities of the colonial project, and continually question, research and uncover: What is Australian dance and why it is important?
Australian Dance Party, a new dancing voice.
We are a collective of Canberra’s contemporary dance artists creating fun, bold and urgent site specific dance work. We harness the universality, power and playfulness of the human body to connect to the ordinary and extraordinary spaces around us and inspire thinking, feeling and action in today’s world.
Core to our work is the development and sustainability of careers for Canberra dance artists through the creation and presentation of new work and an investment in creative practice.
(and we have fun….its a Party!)
Images: Art Atelier (The Party at Dance Week, DANCE PARTY), Martin Ollman (Soul Defenders, Art, Not Apart), Lorna Sim (Soul Defenders, Civic + Energeia), Caitlin Welch (Soul Defenders, Art, Not Apart).