Dancing Place: Corhanwarrabul offers both live and online audience/participants a range of immersive sensory, aesthetic and cultural experiences, refocusing perceptions of Melbourne’s closest mountain.
Corhanwarrabul (the Dandenong Ranges) has long been a place of dance and ceremony, as a site for gatherings of the Wurundjeri people and other Kulin Nation tribes. This program has invited contributions from performing artists whose work focuses upon ‘place’. Indigenous dance is a complex embodied expression of relationship to Country and kin, often referring to features and elements of its surroundings, such as animals or birds. The other artists have responded to this place in their varied ways also, some from existing relationships with this landscape from local perspectives, and some acquainting with it as visitors from Melbourne or further afield. We invite you to listen with all of your senses to this place.
Curator: Gretel Taylor
Cultural consultant: Murrundindi
Artists: Djirri Djirri, Gulsen Ozer, Dani-Ela Kayler, Vivienne Rogis, Gretel Taylor, Environmental Performance Authority (EPA), Tammy Wong Hulbert & Marnie Badham
Dancing Place: Corhanwarrabul is an initiative of BodyPlaceProject. BodyPlaceProject is a platform through which Gretel Taylor and collaborators create performances, facilitate workshops and undertake research investigating the body in relation to sites or places.
Dancing Place: Corhanwarrabul is supported by Yarra Ranges Council through their Community Grants program and in association with RidgeWalk.
Website, video and photography by Laki Sideris