Recommended for ages 15+
Coarse Language, Violence, Please note a lockout period applies. Latecomers may be admitted at a suitable break in the performance.
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Olivia Adams is a proud Wulli Wulli woman from and based in Meanjin (Brisbane). Olivia graduated in 2020 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts: Dance from the Queensland University of Technology and has since built a career as an independent artist, dancer, choreographer and producer. Olivia has spent most of 2023 performing in Karul Project’s 15 stop national tour for SILENCE while also working as a producer for BlakDance.
Over the years she has also performed with Digi Youth Arts, Polytoxic, and assisted with the delivery of Bangarra Dance Theatre’s youth program Rekindling in regional communities. Last year Olivia had the exciting opportunity to perform in Germany for Documenta 15 as a part of Richard Bell’s Tent Embassy, present at Western Arts Alliance’s Advancing Indigenous Performance symposium in Calgary and begin the development of her first full length work Matriarchs.
Olivia is proud to work in and on works that champion First Nations voices and stories and is passionate about continuing the practice of healing and storytelling through dance
Arabella Walker is from the maternal line of the Auburn Hawkwood Wulli Wulli people. Walker’s art practice focuses on the challenges of connecting to her First Nations histories whilst living in contemporary society. Walker meets this challenge by weaving Indigenous cultural knowledges of knowing and being and into diverse mediums of media such as paint, video projections, and installations.
Emerging from a dance background, Walker incorporates multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary practices. From this dialogue Walker often uses her body to actively express concepts, stories, and cultural connections—engaging with explosions of colour and energetic mark making that washes over her and connects her to the traditions of ritual and ceremony as a form of contemporary expression. Walker’s creative process communicates a cultural intent in ways that words cannot.
This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. Supported by BlakDance’s 2022 Residency Program through Arts Queensland, Access Arts and the Brisbane Powerhouse
Dance24 is s presented by Metro Arts in partnership with BlakDance, Mad Dance House, Studio1, and Ausdance Qld.