Audio described performance and tactile tour 20 May
As Mother Nature’s fate hangs by a thread, we find ourselves scrambling for a lifeline. Though sometimes tangled, the connection back to our ancestry might just hold the answer. ‘mi:wi’ refers to the invisible ties we have to our past and future, people and country. In this arresting dance-based work, choreographer and dancer Taree Sansbury thoughtfully re-connects three Indigenous women through the practice of traditional Ngarrindjeri weaving.
Looking back and moving forward with a growing sense of urgency, mi:wi speaks to the impact of climate change on ways of life while emphasising the importance of the passing on of culture to future generations. With one eye on the future and the other on the past, Sansbury weaves strands of timeless Indigenous wisdom through the fragmented madness of our times.
Caleena Sansbury, Katina Olsen
Ngarrindjeri Elder/ Cultural consultant
Vicki Van Hout
Presented in association with Darebin Arts Speakeasy
mi:wi has been supported by Darebin Arts Speakeasy, Critical Path, Performance Space, and Kurruru Arts and Culture Hub, and has been assisted by Campbelltown Arts Centre, Blacktown Arts, UNSW, NAISDA Dance College and Create NSW.