Gabrielle Nankivell


Australian premiere
Presented by Vitalstatistix

Gabrielle Nankivell’s Sightings explores personal and collective mythologies of place through crowd-sourced mapping and storytelling, choreographed site interventions, video works, documentation, and public performance.

A site-specific performance making model for anywhere, the Australian premiere of Sightings sees Gabrielle and her team collaborating with locals of Port Adelaide to create an uncanny portrait of this place, Yerta Bulti, in a moment in time.

Embracing unreliable narratives, imagination and storytelling, the power of community enthusiasts, and a bent towards the weird, Sightings is a surprising and charming gathering, archival and performance experience.


Sightings was first supported by Country Arts SA and Catapult Dance Choreographic Hub in 2019 and commissioned by Vitalstatistix through our Incubator residency program in 2020 and 2021.

Performance Dates

7 – 27 NOVEMBER Residency
25-27 NOVEMBER Performances
Waterside, 11 Nile St, Port Adelaide, Kaurna Yerta

Creative Team

Creator, director and choreographer: Gabrielle Nankivell
Co-creators and performers: Harrison Elliott and Jack Ziesing
Co-creator and sound designer: Luke Smiles
Costume designer: Jonathon Oxlade