Process: March 2020 - November 2020
Performances: November 2020
In November 2020, as Victorians emerged from a long period of lockdown, Dancing Place: Corhanwarrabul offered both live and online audience/participants a range of immersive sensory, aesthetic and cultural experiences, refocusing perceptions of Melbourne’s closest mountain.
Corhanwarrabul (the Dandenong Ranges) has long been a place of dance and ceremony, as a site for gatherings of the Wurundjeri people and other Kulin Nation tribes. The program invited contributions from performing artists whose work focuses upon ‘place’. Indigenous dance is a complex embodied expression of relationship to Country and kin, often referring to features and elements of its surroundings, such as animals or birds. The other artists have responded to this place in their varied ways also, some from existing relationships with this landscape from local perspectives, and some acquainting with it as visitors from Melbourne or further afield.
Curator: Gretel Taylor
Cultural consultant: Murrundindi
Artists: Djirri Djirri, Gulsen Ozer, Dani-Ela Kayler, Vivienne Rogis, Gretel Taylor, Environmental Performance Authority (EPA), Tammy Wong Hulbert & Marnie Badham
Images: Laki Sideris
Video: Bronwen Kamasz
On the Table
Coming up in a month or so EPA will host an On the Table session at Dancehouse.
Environmental Performance Authority (EPA) propose to utilise their ‘On the Table’ session to further explore the ecologicalisation of data gathered from Dancing Place: Corhanwarrabul. We have an ecological practice exploring the unfolding of the relationship between us and the environments we inhabit in our performance projects. A key aspect of our practice is that we work together as an ecology (of humans) where the outcome/s of our process includes the process of working with each other.
One of our concerns is how can we work with the data that we produce from our investigations? What could be performative ways of processing this data in the dance studio?