In association with Canberra International Music Festival, National Gallery of Australia, ANU School of Music and Ausdance ACT Dance Week
Fairfax Theatre National Gallery of Australia
Sunday 9 May 2021 at 12pm and 2pm
Dancer/choreographer Tammi Gissell, a woman of the Muruwarri nation of north-western New South Wales, has responded to music by Brian Howard to create a work honouring the spirit of the Rainbow Serpent, known by the Murrawarri people as Mundaguddah. This spirit is of the water and provides a portent, a message in signs on the land that must be observed and followed to avert disaster and to maintain the order of things.
Drawing on her Indigenous heritage and a contemporary practice, Tammi brings together a consciousness of contemporary climate events and millennia of a philosophy of connection to and respect for the land, for country, for the voice of nature.
Tammi will also present a workshop as part of Ausdance ACT Dance Week on 8 May from 3pm to 4pm at Canberra Dance Theatre and focuses on accessing personal pre-history.
The workshop is suitable for all dancers, performers and creatives aged 12+ who are keen to explore tools for creating and performing dance theatre. It is FREE however registration via Eventbrite is required.
Image: supplied by Ausdance ACT, credit Anthony Browell.