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Amrita Hepi

Amrita Hepi is a Bundjulung and Ngapuhi woman interested in movement as manifested by all bodies and reimagining/creating the greatness that will be WOC first nations futures. She studied at NAISDA and then Alvin Ailey. Her work and practice sits in the nexus between pop culture and contemporary dance with a focus on intersectionality. She has exhibited and performed at the Sydney Opera House, Next Wave Festival, Australia’s Museum of Contemporary Art, Carriageworks, TEDX, Banff Centre in Canada and hosts a radio show about independent dance on FBi radio. Most recently she has joined Western Australia’s Indigenous Contemporary dance company OCHRES. Amrita choreographed and performed in PASSING with Jahra Rager at Next Wave Festival 2016.

  1. Amrita Hepi.

  2. Photographer: Sarah Walker.