“Pop culture, the dynamism of tradition and the permeability of cultures play into Hepi's work.”
John Bailey, The Sydney Morning Herald

Wed 21 Feb 3:20pm - 3:30pm
Powerhouse Theatre | Brisbane Powerhouse
10 mins

Amrita Hepi



All Ages



A physical confessional – what moves you?

A Call to Dance is a participatory work engaging participants in a physical conversation about cultural ownership and authorship.

Asking questions about heritage, belonging, place for expression and cultural authenticity, Amrita Hepi will meet and move with participants, exploring the ideas that are important to them.

Whether it’s climate change, homelessness, great love, morning rituals or the taste of tea, participants will identify a move that articulates something profoundly personal.

See your shared conversations and private expressions take shape as Hepi borrows gestures to create a dance celebrating this place and its people.

Image: Amrita Hepi

Amrita Hepi

Amrita Hepi is a Bundjulung and Ngapuhi dancer and choreographer working in experimental dance. Her choreography is rooted in creating movement in transitional spaces, interweaving her rich cultural heritage and contemporary dance training. The barriers of intersectionality, cultural memory and pop culture references feature in her work.

Hepi trained at the National Aboriginal Islander Skills Development Association (NAISDA) dance college and Alvin Ailey American Dance School, New York. She has exhibited and performed at Sydney Opera House, Next Wave Festival, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Carriageworks, TEDX and Banff Centre in Canada.