Happenings

Summer of Dance: Amrita Hepi

When: 18 January - 29 February
Where: Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders St, Melbourne
How much: various ticket prices - see website for details
More info: Museums Victoria

This summer the Immigration Museum’s galleries, courtyard, and Long Room become dance-floors for spontaneous movement, choreographed action and works-in-progress. Showcasing diverse talents, communities, and genres, the Summer of Dance season will feature a series of participatory dance experiences, residencies and performances, in spaces both intimate and expansive.

Among these artists is First Nations choreographer and dancer, Amrita Hepi – the Museum’s summer artist in residence. Amrita will take over the Long Room with a program of film, performance and installation that sees placemaking in action. In collaboration with Sibling Architecture and in consultation with other dance communities, the dance floor will be activated through a series of performances, launching with the Opening Afternoon (January 18) and closing with Leaps + Beats (February 29).

[Image: courtesy of the Immigration Museum]