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As Mother Nature’s fate hangs by a thread, we find ourselves scrambling for a lifeline. Though sometimes tangled, does the connection to our ancestry reveal a way forward?
mi:wi (pronunciation: mee-wee) refers to the invisible ties we have to our past and future, people and country. In this dance theatre work, choreographer and performer Taree Sansbury thoughtfully re-connects three Indigenous women through the practice of Ngarrindjeri weaving.
Looking back and moving forward with growing sense of urgency, mi:wi speaks to the impacts of climate change while emphasising future lineages’ passage in continuing cultural knowledge. With one eye on the future and the other on the past, Sansbury interweaves time and bodies in an attempt to reveal the messenger bird’s warning cry in the present.
“mi:wi proves that you don’t need a big performance to fill a big space, you only need a big idea.” David Collins, Arts Review
“mi:wi is: a weaving together of past and present not just as an expression of identity but as a means of survival into the future.” Michael Brindley, Stage Whispers
This work is a part of Karul Projects’ double bill of Taree Sansbury’s mi:wi and Thomas E.S. Kelly’s CO_EX_EN.
Cultural Consultant Phyllis Williams (Ngarrindjeri elder)
Choreography Taree Sansbury
Performers Katina Olsen, Caleena Sansbury, Taree Sansbury
Sound Design Alyx Dennison
Lighting Design Cheryn Frost
Costume Design Peta Strachan
Mentor Vicki Van Hout
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mi:wi was originally commissioned by NEXT WAVE Festival with support from Australia Council for the Arts, Darebin Arts' Speakeasy, Create NSW and Kurruru Culture and Arts Hub.
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CO_EX_EN & mi:wi Double Bill
This work is a part of Karul Projects’ double bill with Thomas E.S. Kelly’s CO_EX_EN.
This riveting new First Nations contemporary dance creation by Thomas E.S. Kelly explores a sacred site where the physical and spiritual meet. Using wit, humour and a choreographic style that is all his own, Kelly ignites a conversation about our past, present and future.
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