Wednesday 29 May, 1–2pm, Black Theatre
Amrita Hepi is an award winning first nations Choreographer, Artist and Dancer from Bundjulung (AUS) and Ngapuhi (NZ) territories. She has worked with leading Australian dance companies Force Majeure, Marrugeku and OCHRES and toured work in the form of performance and also video nationally and internationally through theatres and galleries in Australia, Europe and the U.S.A – she trained at NAISDA and Alvin Ailey Dance theatre New York.
In 2018 she was the recipient of the people’s choice award for the Keir Choreographic award and was named one of Forbes Asia’s 30 under 30. In 2019 she is one of 48 artists for The National 2019 commissioned by Art Gallery of NSW, whilst touring work through Australia, Europe and America – and undertaking the Danceweb scholarship as part of Impulstanz in Vienna Austria. An artist with a broad global reach and following Amrita combines her interest in materials/objects, the search for allegory and advocacy for first nations sovereignty with a compelling and diverse physical practice.
Image courtesy the artist.