Women's Business

Project

Katina Olsen and Anya Mckee together create and perform a dance theatre work about identity as women in contemporary Australia.

Katina of Aboriginal (Wakka Wakka / Kombumerri) and European (Norwegian, German, English) bloodlines and Anya with Scottish, Irish, English bloodlines, sit ‘appropriately dressed’ in a fluorescent lit room that is both familiar, and strange. Office, waiting room, institution, this is a shared space with rules. Their bodies, their stories sit together in the electronic silence together - but seperate. These women are at work.

As young Australian women of today, Katina and Anya explore the relationship between category and culture. By sharing their own stories side by side through dance and spoken word, they hope to ask some hard questions and speak to the histories that shape Australia and it’s current social climate.

Performances

Work in Development

Katina Olsen and Anya Mckee together create and perform a dance theatre work about identity as women in contemporary Australia.

Katina of Aboriginal (Wakka Wakka / Kombumerri) and European (Norwegian, German, English) bloodlines and Anya with Scottish, Irish, English bloodlines, sit ‘appropriately dressed’ in a fluorescent lit room that is both familiar, and strange. Office, waiting room, institution, this is a shared space with rules. Their bodies, their stories sit together in the electronic silence together - but seperate. These women are at work.

As young Australian women of today, Katina and Anya explore the relationship between category and culture. By sharing their own stories side by side through dance and spoken word, they hope to ask some hard questions and speak to the histories that shape Australia and it’s current social climate.

Credits

Director: Miranda Wheen

Composer: Matt Cornell

Designer: Anya McKee

Producer: Carl Sciberras

Lighting Designer: Benjamin Brockman

Audio Content: Allison Chan, Ninah Kopel & Tim Roxburgh

Choreography by Dance Makers Collective and guest performers

Dance Makers Collective: Matt Cornell, Anya McKee, Sophia Ndaba, Katina Olsen, Marnie Palomares, Melanie Palomares, Carl Sciberras, Miranda Wheen & Rosslyn Wythes

Performers: Richard Cilli, Matt Cornell, Emma Harrison, Katina Olsen, Marnie Palomares, Melanie Palomares, Carl Sciberras & Rosslyn Wythes

Featuring Future Makers, Dance Makers Collective’s Youth Dance Company: Sarah Goroch, Jessica Kuit, Beryl La, Bedelia Lowrencev, Cinzia Marrocco, Matina McAneney, Monica Moreno, Christopher Wade & Ella Watson-Heath

Photos Gavin Clarke, Anya McKee

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