30 Sep 2017 — 21 Oct 2017

Gili – Sat 30 Sept: 7.30pm.

The Woman Speaks – Sat 21 Oct: 7.30pm.


VENUE: Bankstown Arts Centre

As part of The Big Anxiety associated program Bankstown Arts Centre presents ‘Gili’ and ‘The Woman Speaks’ (play and forum).

Gili – Contemporary Dance Meets Bush Medicine

Performance Saturday 30 September, 7.30pm.

Drawn from the rich history and cultural knowledge of traditional healing from the past, Peta Strachan and her group of dancers interpret issues in contemporary urban Aboriginal communities.

Experience this contemporary exploration evoking the power of healing practices, through a sensory and multimedia performance of music and dance.

Blending youth issues and the practices of healing and bush medicines, this is a multisensory exploration of based on Peta Strachan’s personal experiences growing up in the bush on Darug land, living in and visiting remote areas of Australia where it has given her great connection to country.

Gili is a contemporary dance performance exploring these elements and bringing them from the bush to the stage.

Suitable for audience 18 years and over.

Image: Courtesy of Jannawi Dance Clan.

The Woman Speaks by Aanisa Vylet

Performance and Forum Saturday 21 October, 7.30pm.

Artist Aanisa Vylet will share her personal story in order to open an important conversation with other women about their stories.

Together with director Dino Dimitriadis from Apocalypse Theatre Company, Aanisa will present the Woman followed by the forum: The Woman speaks.

The Woman is Aanisa’s second play and it is a story about her mother. Both liars, both friends and polite feminists migrating to other countries to live the life they imagined for themselves. The woman takes you on a racy red ride into the freedom women seek in their lives.

Western Sydney female artists: Tamar Chanahorkian, Moreblessing Maturure, Yasmine Lewis, Roxy Vuong, Hawanatu Bangura, Claudia Chidiac, Nisrine Amine and Danielle Stamoulos will share their journey in telling their stories through their art as part of this vital discussion.

With free rose tea, white wine and baklava, come and join us for a safe and open discussion to support female artists living in Western Sydney.Event suitable for audience 18 years and over.