Taree Sansbury


Presented by Vitalstatistix and Country Arts SA

Kaurna, Narungga and Ngarrindjeri performer and choreographer Taree Sansbury returns home with her first full length dance work mi:wi.

‘Mi:wi’ refers to the invisible ties we have to our past and future, people and land. Drawing on contemporary Indigenous dance technique and the Ngarrindjeri cultural practice of weaving, this arresting dance work evokes the impact of climate change on coastal communities and the importance of the passing on culture to future generations.

With one eye on the future and the other on the past, mi:wi sees three First Nations women intertwine their connection to country, ancestry, each other and their future, in a powerful performance.

Presented during NAIDOC Week, in partnership with Country Arts SA, the creative team will also perform and run workshops in Murray Bridge.

Image: Gregory Lorenzutti

Company/Presenter Profile

Taree Sansbury is an emerging freelance artist and NAISDA Dance College graduate. Taree is a proud Kaurna, Narungga and Ngarrindjeri woman from South Australia. In her short time as a freelance artist Taree has had the opportunity of performing in Force Majeure’s two-year Culminate/Cultivate program and undertook an internship with Australian Dance Theatre in 2014. A highlight for Taree was working with independent creative Vicki Van Hout on her latest full-length work Long Grass, which premiered at the Sydney Festival and later on at Dance Massive 2015. Taree has worked with some of Sydney’s highly acclaimed independent makers such as Victoria Hunt in her most recent full-length work Tangi Wai and Martin Del Amo’s development of his latest work Champions. Taree performed in the 2016 Next Wave Festival and AFTERGLOW (presented by PACT Centre for Emerging Artists) for Thomas E. S. Kelly in his debut full-length work [MIS]CONCEIVE. More recently Taree was a performer in Branch Nebula’s Snake Sessions for the Artlands Festival in Dubbo, NSW.



Performance Dates

Two night only: 8pm, 11th and 12th July
Waterside, 11 Nile St, Waterside


$20 – $30

Creative Team

Choreographer: Taree Sansbury
Composer and sound design: Alyx Dennison
Lighting designer/ stage manager: Cheryn Frost
Costume designer: Peta Strachan
Ngarrindjeri consultant: Phyllis Williams
Performers: Katina Olsen, Caleena Sansbury and Taree Sansbury

mi:wi was originally supported by and premiered with Next Wave in 2018.