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Inertia #3

Alec Katsourakis, Adrien Tucker, Shriraam Theiventhiran and Ngioka Bunda-Heath

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2—4 December 2021

Upstairs Studio

$12

Saturday 4 December
12pm & 6:30pm

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A bill of works from Alec Katsourakis, Adrien Tucker, Shriraam Theiventhiran, and Ngioka Bunda-Heath. Presented as part of the 2021 Inertia program at Dancehouse.

Alec Katsourakis | PLACE:EBO

Drawn from lived experience, PLACE:EBO is a textual and physical interrogation into the significance ‘place’ can have in life, memory community.

Cast and crew: Alec Katsourakis, Jasmine Susic, Jareen Wee & Stephanie Halyburton

Adrien Tucker | Material bodies

Material bodies is a live performance which sees two performers navigate and reinvent their relationships with a collection of personal materials. Challenging the relationship we as humans have with our material obsession.

Choreographer: Adrien Tucker
Performers: Adrien Tucker  and Alec Katsourakis
Music: Damian Meredith

Shriraam Theiventhiran | Misra

The work is an investigation of gender fluidity with the attempt of bringing two highly codified practices of South Asia and finding a contemporary expression. The Karanas of Natya Sastra and the martial art of Kalaripayattu is merged to explore queer thought & movement.

Choreography and Performed by Shriraam Theiventhiran

Ngioka Bunda-Heath | Bridge* a work in development

Choreographed and performed by Ngioka Bunda-Heath, Bridge sheds light on the complex socio-economic gap between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australians in the unseeded lands of Australia, through a contemporary dance solo that moves from displacement and longing to healing and acceptance.
Choreographed and Performed by Ngioka Bunda-Heath

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Alec Katsourakis‘ practice involves investigating ‘Play’, where play refers to working with and finding freedom within constraints and limits. Play for him is about working with what you have, the body you have and the world that your body is in. It’s about being with the body, in the world, as it is, not as we wish it to be.

Adrien Tucker‘s practice is constantly forming and shifting. Currently his practice is occupied with utilising the body as a vessel to widen the perceptions which define our physical bodies.

Shriraam Theiventhiran is an emerging Indian Classical dancer and choreograhper in Melbourne. Shriraam seeks to explore the human mind and the social contrasts of the world with his art, with the aim of building an inclusive world.

Ngioka Bunda-Heath is Wakka Wakka, Ngugi and Birrpai. Her contemporary dance practice shares the stories of marginalised peoples and her family in order to educate, inspire and heal.

This program is funded by the Packer Family and Crown Resorts Foundations. The pilot program was proudly supported by Clifton Hill/North Fitzroy Community Bank Branch – Bendigo Bank and the Robert Salzer Foundation.

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