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A Call to Dance

Monday 21st-Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Join acclaimed choreographer and dancer Amrita Hepi for a fun, free, one-on-one yarn, and together you’ll create a small moment of personal rebellion: a move that’s all about you.

Ideas … land … bodies – who owns them and who gets to use them? This work celebrates a place and its people, asking questions about heritage, belonging, public expression and cultural authenticity.

Having had several outings at Australian festivals, A Call to Dance is setting out to spread its infectious charm and joy, one dance move at a time.

Each evening, Hepi will perform the moves discovered that day. At the end of her time in Nelson, she’ll create a performance that celebrates the character and moments of rebellion in our city.

“Hepi uses the body as a springboard for the ultimate archive.” ARTSHUB

DAILY CONVERSATIONS: Mon 21 & Tue 22 Oct: 10am, 10.45am, 11.30am, 12.15pm, 2.15pm, 3pm, 3.45pm
40 mins each one-on-one session.
Bookings essential. Email to book a time.

DAILY PERFORMANCES: Mon 21 & Tue 22 Oct, 5pm. Approx. 5-10 mins.

Nelson Dance Performance: Wed 23 Oct, 2pm

Presented by Nelson Arts Festival
Proudly supported by Australia Council for the Arts

Family Friendly Free


October 21–23, 2019


See Festival website for times


Nelson & suburbs


Make/Shift Space (former Lightning Plus building)
60 Achilles Avenue, Wakatu Square, Nelson

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