Gabrielle Nankivell

Incubator Residency & Dance Lab Double Bill
Commissioned 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.

Drawing on Gabrielle’s Arts South Australia Fellowship, which is exploring choreographic strategies for documenting personal and artistic lineage/ancestry, Sightings extends this line of enquiry to specific communities.

First trialled as a community workshop in Port Pirie in 2019 with Country Arts SA, Sightings will develop as a site-specific performance making model, with substantial potential for regional and other touring.

This residency will explore conceptual material from ideas around discovery, colonialism and unreliable narratives of place, through to acts of public sightings, new archival practices and public choreography. Vitalstatistix’s home Port Adelaide is a rich location for the creative development of this work.

Presented in a double bill with the development of Amrita Hepi’s The Read as part of our Incubator residency program/ mini dance lab.

Creative team: Gabrielle Nankivell with Luke Smiles and Jonathan Oxlade

Image: Luke Smiles