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Amelia Jean O’Leary

‘Yinarr’ (Adelaide Fringe Festival, 2022), Amelia Jean O’Leary. Photo by Alliah Nival.
31 August—3 September 2022

Mob: $15
Members/City of Yarra locals: $20
Concession/Unwaged: $25
Full Price: $30


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See both Yinarr by Amelia Jean O’Leary and Explicit Contents by Rhiannon Newton

Members/City of Yarra locals: $35
Concession/Unwaged: $45
Full Price: $55

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‘Yinarr’ means ‘Aboriginal Woman’ in Gamillaraay Language. In this iteration of Yinarr, Gamilaroi Woman Amelia O’Leary provides a glimpse into her discovery and exploration of identity. This is a raw physical depiction of her internal vortex of identity and sisterhood that ripples into the physical, digital and spiritual worlds.

Choreographer, performer, sound designer: Amelia Jean O’Leary
Projection/film: Amelia Jean O’Leary and Alliah Nival
Lighting Designer: Giovanna Yate González

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Amelia O’Leary is a First Nations Gamilaroi Yinarr from Northern New South Wales and has lived in Naarm (Melbourne) for the past eleven years. O’Leary’s dance practice is grounded in the duality of power and softness. It breathes freedom and honesty of exploration and human experience, becoming a product of both the digital and physical realms. As an independent artist, O’Leary is interested in creating her own soundscapes and projections as part of an integrated practice. O’Leary has created multiple dance works and films including Yinarr the film that was presented at Yirramboi festival 2020 and Dance (Lens) Festival 2021. After graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Dance in 2021, O’Leary performed her first full-length work Yinarr in Adelaide Fringe 2022.

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