A multi-artform journey of live performances through downtown Werribee that questions what it means to be Indian and Australian.
Dancing Between Two Worlds is a practice-led and practice-based research project centred on the experiences of artists living in Wyndham who have migrated from India. The project involves community workshops, qualitative research interviews, a journal article and a major site-specific, multi-disciplinary public performance which originates in the dialogue between Indian dance practices and western contemporary dance. The performance is directed and curated by dance academics Shaun McLeod and Gretel Taylor while other aspects of the project involve the participation of Deakin alumni artists and academics from the School of Communication and Creative Arts.
Audiences will be guided on a short walk through downtown Werribee, to encounter surprising performances in sites along the river path and Watton Street by Indian artists living in Wyndham. Bringing together diverse contemporary and traditional Indian arts, ranging from folk dances, to performance art, screendance, installation, tabla drumming and classical singing, this will be a wonderful experience that audiences of all ages will enjoy.
Local artists: Madhuri Vasa, Janani Venkatachalam, Zankhna Bhatt, Writabrata Banerjee, Vikas Kumar, Nayana Panchal, Joshinder Chaggar
Installation artist: Anindita Banerjee
Screendance artist: Dianne Reid
Directors/curators: Shaun McLeod, Gretel Taylor
Dates and times
Dancing Between Two Worlds runs over three days. Each performance runs for around 45 minutes.
- Friday 22 November 2019 at 8pm
- Saturday 23 November 2019 at 6pm and 8pm
- Sunday 24 November 2019 at 6pm
Meet at the Piazza, corner of Wedge Street and Watton Street, Werribee (opposite Wyndham Library and Cultural Centre). The performance starts and ends here.
Please wear comfortable shoes for a short walk. Tickets can be collected 30 minutes before the start of the performance. Please arrive on time as late comers may be left behind.
Tickets are $10. Children under 15 years are free of charge when accompanied by an adult. Tickets are limited so please book in advance.