The workings of the choreographer’s mind are revealed in series of dance lecture events.
Featuring 3 of Sydney’s most celebrated dance and performance artists, Julie-Anne Long, Bhenji Ra and Ivey Wawn, we get the inside story on the evocative and often daring ways these artists use the body to challenge the way we see the world. Combining storytelling with movement and images, this series traces connections between real-life stories, the big topics of our time – climate change, the female body and social co-operation – and dance.
The 2nd in this series of dance lectures, Bhenji Ra reflects on the personal and political histories at the centre of her work across dance, choreography, installation and moving image. A sought-after artist, whose practice is as seductive as it is politicised, Bhenji shares some insights of the ways in which her work is pushing back against colonial and canonical perspectives, while collapsing borders between art, club, community, dance and politics.
Late Night Library: Talking Bodies is produced by the City of Sydney, presented with co-curators Rhiannon Newton and Katy Green Loughrey, and Critical Path’s March Dance Festival.
This event will be Auslan interpreted.