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‘a world, with your wound in it’
Saturday 14 October 06:30pm
Sunday 15 October 06:30pm
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Details
Venue:
Q Theatre
Stage:
Loft
Address:
305 Queen St
Price:
$23.50 - $29.50
Duration:
60 minutes

‘a world, with your wound in it’ is a redeveloped solo dance-theatre work from Pacific artist Jahra Rager Wasasala and her collaborators. 

 

The cross-disciplinary work embodies the complex relationship between the earth and the indigenous female form through performance.  The idea of 'possession' serves as a central motif; possession of people, possession of land, possession of language, possession as punishment, possession as a divine act that connects us with the gods. Within this concept, Jahra explores the realm in-between being a vessel for other voices, traditions and ideologies whilst still attempting to reclaim a human-sense of autonomy over one's possessed physical form.

 

Utilising the mediums of contemporary dance-based movement, spoken poetic text, unique costuming and featuring an art film from acclaimed Pacific artist Pati Solomona Tyrell, ‘a world, with your wound in it’ is a politically potent multidisciplinary work that explores Pasifika diaspora, boldly dissects the world through a woman’s body, and serves as a ‘translator’ for the daughters and sons of the severed tongues.

 

The Tempo season of ‘a world, with your wound in it’ has a specific focus on the ‘Free West Papua Movement’ and their fight to end Indonesia’s violent 50 year occupation of West Papua, whose death toll is currently numbered at over 500,000. 

 

Contains nudity.

 

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