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

Choreography: Matt Cornell, Anya Mckee, Sophia Ndaba, Melanie Palomares, Katina Olsen, Marnie Palomares, Carl Sciberras, Miranda Wheen, Rosslyn Wythes and Richard Cilli

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