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Rethinking Dance and the Body


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Dancer and choreographer Amrita Hepi knows dancing isn’t just about movement – it’s about the connection between body, brain, tradition, and the multiple influences and stories that we shape.

Rethinking her popular TEDx talk, Amrita will explore ideas of shame, irreverence and the ability for dance to alchemise different messages. A dance guardian angel of sorts, she’ll explore the pleasure that comes from being comfortable in yourself whilst moving.



Amrita Hepi

‘I work with my body and am trusted with the body of others. Within this, it’s taught me a lot about the dynamics that exist between a person’s personal, and how it interfaces with the universal.’ Amrita Hepi is an award-winning First Nations choreographer and dancer from Bun... Read more


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