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Mariaa Randall

Presented in Season 1 2017

Presented by Arts House as part of Dance Massive

8.45pm, Wed 22 Mar
8.45pm, Thu 23 Mar
8.45pm, Fri 24 Mar
8.45pm, Sat 25 Mar
5pm, Sun 26 Mar
55 mins

Arts House
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
North Melbourne

This performance has different start times for women and men attending
NOTE: Divercity is structured around Aboriginal spiritual and traditional cultures of Women’s Business.  Everyone is welcome to attend Divercity. Individuals self-identifying as women are invited to enter the performance at the first entry time (8.45pm). Divercity asks for audiences who do not self-identify as women to enter at the second performance entry time (9pm).


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When you live away from home and reside in the city, on someone else’s land, does it change your relationship to country?

Bundjalung/Yaegl choreographer Mariaa Randall (Blood on the Dance Floor, HA LF) presents a playful and multilayered exploration of place, people, landscapes and language in Divercity.  

Two female dancers, each living in separate Australian cities and belonging to two different Aboriginal countries, contemplate the complexities of a transplanted life.Illuminated by an evocative filmic backdrop by video artist Keith Deverell, the women draw on contemporary and traditional dance practices, storytelling and ritual, to give shape and form to their connection to land and culture, and to share the layers of cultural diversity through dance.

Divercity celebrates belonging, shared meaning and cultural individuality.

Artistic Director:
Mariaa Randall
Henrietta Baird
Waiata Teller
Projection, Sound & Video Artist:
Keith Deverell

Supported by – Divercity is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and the City of Melbourne through Arts House. Divercity was developed through Arts House’s CultureLAB with the assistance of Creative Victoria.
Image by – Bryony Jackson