6 May - 11 May, at Northcote Town Hall
A cross-cultural dance piece inspired by the stories of Ghenoa's family, telling the story of the Four Winds of the Torres Straits.More →
Co-presented with Footscray Community Arts Centre
Examining the social, cultural and personal impact of the 1937 Aboriginal Assimilation Policy, White Face combines humour, contemporary dance and theatre to address the experience of being Aboriginal in an overwhelmingly colonial environment.
Speaking from her own experiences as an undercover sista’ (fair-skinned Aboriginal), Carly negotiates her own context and how she exists historically, culturally and socially as an Indigenous woman today. Also taking into account the experiences of her Indigenous peers, Elders, friends and family, White Face questions concepts of forced assimilation, the denial of Indigenous heritage as a protection of human rights and the present day reconciliation of these realities.
“White Face … shines as a haunting production piece; its commentary on the modern Aboriginal Australian is truly evocative.” Artshub
“This powerful piece brings a new voice to dance” The Guardian
Date: 6 - 11 May 2014
Location: Footscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland St Footscray VIC 3011
Time: 6 - 9 May 7pm, 10 & 11 May 1pm & 7pm
Duration: 50 mins
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible
Notes: The 6 May performance is a preview. Warnings: Course language, political themes, loud music.
Ticket Prices: $15Sold Out
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