Restless, Gretel Taylor for Dancing Place: Corhanwarrabul. Photo: Laki Sideris
Dancing Place: Corhanwarrabulwas a program of performances, walks and workshops at sites of the Dandenong Ranges (Corhanwarrabul), bringing leading site-specific dance artists together to respond to this place. We were thrilled that the live program was able to go ahead as booked out public events on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th November, 2020, between Covid lockdowns. Videos of the performance works and an interactive Sensory Walk are live on the website: www.dancingplacecorhanwarrabul.com
Opened by a Welcome to Country by Wurundjeri ngurungaeta (head man), Murrundindi, and with a place consciousness grounded in Indigenous presence, Dancing Place: Corhanwarrabul introduced locals and visitors to diverse modes of performance in relation to place.
Artists: Murrundindi, Mandy Nicholson and Djirri Djirri, Gulsen Ozer, Dani-Ela Kayler, Tammy Wong-Hulbert, Marnie Badham, Vivienne Rogis, Gretel Taylor, Environmental Performance Authority and Laki Sideris.
Dancing Place: Corhanwarrabul was curated by Gretel Taylor and funded by Yarra Ranges Council through their Community Grants program and in association with RidgeWalk.
BodyPlaceProject is based on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people in Corhanwarrabul/Dandenong Ranges and Narrm/Melbourne, and undertakes work in many other locations. We pay deep respect to First Nations elders past and present, who have listened to Country and danced, sung and told stories in and about their places for millennia, to share knowledge and to care for Country and people. They are the first site-specific artists!