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February 5, 2023

River Stories on the banks of Fishery Creek

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River Stories

Led by two talented and highly respected First Nations dance artists, Jade Dewi Tyas-Tunggal and Mitch King, River Stories is five days of immersion in a creative environment led by these interdisciplinary dance makers. A movement workshop, River Stories is a response to the warnings of First Nations elder Auntie Julia Paden on her years living beside Fishery Creek.

River Stories will explore identity through creative and cultural practices. Participants will have the opportunity to create and share stories through dance on themes of respect, greed, mucking up, sharing and listening. Your immersion in the beautiful space alongside Fishery Creek in Ballina will be deepened by sharing with Bundjalung Elders who have lived in that space.

Jade and Mitch will engage First Nations ways of understanding to reshape approaches to contemporary performance making. This approach will guide participants through the week of devising movement stories, through two way learning and artistic autonomy. Aunty Julia Paden, Bundjalung Elder, and some members of her family will visit to share their experiences of life along the river. The workshop will wrap up with a showing on the Friday afternoon. 

Bookings can be made at: sprungbookings.as.me.


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