The Studio Theatre
Ten Days Dance

TEN DAYS ON THE ISLAND

BACK

CREATED BY SINSA MANSELL CO-DIRECTED BY SINSA MANSELL & KATE CHAMPION
Fri 19 Mar 2021 7:30pm Sat 20 Mar 2021 7:30pm Sun 21 Mar 2021 5:00pm

pakana dancer Sinsa Mansell presents her solo work celebrating the culture and courage of Tasmanian Aboriginal women.

BACK is an original solo dance conveying a story of Indigenous women after the brutal invasion of lutruwita/Tasmania in 1803. It presents the journey of a young pakana woman worn down by the daily drudge of domestic servitude. Yearning for connection, her ancestral DNA fosters the strength to embrace her cultural identity as a Tasmanian Aboriginal woman.

lutruwita/Tasmania’s leading pakana dancer Sinsa Mansell explores her millennia-old culture, its near-destruction and the resistance and courage that preserved it.

Richly supported by sound and projection, Sinsa’s deeply personal dance theatre creation, in collaboration with co-director Kate Champion, draws from traditional pakana and contemporary dance forms.

BACK is produced by Tasmania Performs.

CREDITS: Creator, Co-Director & Performer: Sinsa Mansell, Co-Director: Kate Champion, Producer: Annette Downs, Video Artist: Keith Deverell, Lighting Designer: Greg Thompson, Composer: Kelly Ryall, Sound Designer: Matthew Fargher, Costume Designer: Anja Rienalda, Dramaturge: Mariaa Randall (Stage 1, 2019), Stage Manager: Andrew Macdonald, Production Manager: Simon Rush

PARTNERS: Tasmania Performs, Performing Lines, Australia Council for the Arts, Tasmanian Government, Regional Arts Fund, RANT, Creative Hobart, City of Hobart, Moonah Arts Centre, Regional Arts Australia

BACK has been assisted by the Commonwealth Government through the Australia Council for the Arts and through Regional Arts Australia, by the Tasmanian Government through Arts Tasmania, and by Hobart City Council.

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