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Drawn from the rich history and cultural knowledge of traditional healing from the past, Peta Strachan and her group of dancers interpret issues in contemporary urban Aboriginal communities.

Experience this contemporary exploration evoking the power of healing practices, through a sensory and multimedia performance of music and dance.

Blending youth issues and the practices of healing and bush medicines, this is a multisensory exploration of based on Peta Strachan’s personal experiences growing up in the bush on Darug land, living in and visiting remote areas of Australia where it has given her great connection to country.

Gili is a contemporary dance performance exploring these elements and bringing them from the bush to the stage.

Date: 30 September 2017
Time: 7.30-9.30pm
Location: Theatre, Bankstown Arts Centre
Cost: Free, bookings essential
Suitable for audience 18 years and over.

This event is a partnership with The Big Anxiety - festival of + art + science + people

The Big Anxiety brings together artists, scientists and communities to question and re-imagine the state of mental health in the 21st century.

Whether through hi-tech interactive environments or one-on-one dialogues, The festival aims to create the rich engagements we need for our collective mental health.

The Big Anxiety is an initiative of UNSW Sydney in association with the Black Dog Institute and over 25 partners in the cultural, education and health sectors.

Image: courtesy of Jannawi Dance Clan.


Event starts
Saturday 30 September, 2017
Event Ends
Saturday 30 September, 2017
Bankstown Arts Centre
Venue Address
5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown

Sydney, Sydney

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