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Moving House

A response to the forced closures of communities in WA, dancer Carly Sheppard presents a first stage exploration of her new work, home. Exploring the environment, location, communities and the culture that is embedded within the balance of these ecosystems, Sheppard asks: What are the forces that move us? What are the consequences? What are the losses and the gains of diaspora?

Based in Melbourne, Carly Sheppard is an emerging performance artist, specializing in dance and choreography, and descending from the Kurtjar, Wallangamma, Takaluk and Kunjin Language groups of North QLD. After studying Careers in Dance at NAISDA Dance College and Bachelor of Dance at the Victorian College of the Arts and Music, Carly has been developing her multi-disciplinary practice across forms of dance and choreography, visual art, music and theatre. Carly’s diverse skills and experience have allowed her to develop a distinctive and passionate approach to movement which makes for engaging performance quality and intriguing original choreography.

This development is part of our Indigenous Cultural Program’s Independent Live Art Initiative co-presented with Brown Cab Productions and is supported by The Alfred Felton Bequest.

WHEN: Saturday 4 July, 3pm
VENUE: FCAC Performance Space

Presented by Footscray Community Arts Centre
As part of NAIDOC Week program

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Image by Jess D’cruze