Choreographic Exploration Residency

This July Performance Space and Critical Path will join forces to support a new dance residency project. Taree will be hosted by our partner organisations, Creative Practice Lab, School of the Arts and Media, UNSW and Campbelltown Arts Centre to develop her new performance work mi:wi.

Taree will use this residency to investigate the simplicity and implications of physically weaving materials and what is revealed from the practice of a tradition passed on through thousands of years to this present day and how these temporalities might be embodied. The work explores mi:wi as a concept; a word meaning ‘innards’ or ‘an inner spirit’ passed down through mothers since the time of creation. Her work will intertwine contemporary Indigenous dance techniques and the traditional practice of weaving from the Ngarrindjeri people of South Australia. Taree will develop choreographic material for three performers that brings together text, video, and movement. Through this work Taree hope to find new ways of thinking about Aboriginal dance.

Taree Sansbury is developing a dance theatre work: mi:wi. It has been commissioned by Next Wave as part of their Kickstart Helix program. This development is supported by Performance Space with the Creative Practice Lab, School of the Arts and Media, UNSW, and Critical Path with Campbelltown Arts Centre.

Taree speaks with Wombat Radio:

Taree Sansbury is an emerging freelance artist and NAISDA Dance College graduate. She is a proud Kaurna, Narungga and Ngarrindjeri woman from South Australia. In her short time as a freelance artist Taree has worked with some of Sydney’s highly acclaimed independent makers such as Vicki Van Hout Long Grass, Victoria Hunt Tangi Wai and Thomas E. S. Kelly [MIS]CONCEIVE and has also worked with companies such as Force Majeure and Branch Nebula. More recently Taree performed in Martin Del Amo’s latest work Champions in the 2017 Sydney Festival.

Image credit: photograph by Reilly Baker.


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