The Read

Amrita Hepi

The residency and showing of The Read has been cancelled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.

Incubator Residency & Dance Lab Double Bill
Commissioned by Vitalstatistix

Vitalstatistix’s Incubator residency program supports the commissioning, creative development and premiere of new works, and nourishes long term relationships between artists and Vitals.

After undergoing remote research in 2020, this year’s Incubator residents, dance artists Amrita Hepi and Gabrielle Nankivell, will come together in a mini lab, to develop their two socially-engaged dance works in proximity to one another; giving our audiences a chance to see a very exciting double bill of residency outcomes and work-in-progress dance.

Amrita Hepi’s The Read will explore the body in professional service.

So often when lost in the act or observations of moments of irreverence or desire we forget the transmissions or transgressions that have led us there. The labour that leads us to the sex, dance, pleasure, race and brief encounter with the thrill of a body.

Drawing on Amrita’s interests in participatory research, intimate conversations and resilience, The Read will explore the similarities and differences in body-centred professions, and the broader observation that their labour is not contained to a singular act, event or performance.

This residency will focus on exploring ideas around what constitutes work, the body as a vessel for the desires of others, as well as developing a methodology between the collaborators for presenting stories of the body and its mechanics.

Creative team: Amrita Hepi with Tilly Lawless

Image: Amrita Hepi