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Exploring contemporary performance making theory and practice in Cape York Peninsula and Melbourne, Australia. With artists and mentors from Victorian College of the Arts & DASARTS Amsterdam for Melbourne International Arts Festival 2006.

“4oo Years ago a Dutch ship landed on the shores of Western Cape York. Now, 23 young artists from 5 continents revisited the area and present the outcome of 10 weeks of navigating. 8 shows, 2 hours, 1 space.”

During the research phase visiting and sharing stories with Indigenous communities in Bouchat (near Weipa), Aurukun and Marpoon was an overwhelmingly abundant mental, physical and emotional experience.

This comprehensive, fertile, and confronting dissemination of traditional protocols mixed with shameful feelings about the tepid social and environmental values expressed by a general Australian identity.

Working with 23 international artists in Melbourne, magnified the intense qualities of a collaboratively experience. Challenging notions of art making intention and outcome, research and presentation was demanding and exhilarating.

I chose to experiment with several artists on different works – video in public space, black box theatre installation, pantomime storytelling and ritual fire dancing. Focusing on the freedom and determination of body mind choices to be in action, I aspired to will transformational experiences in public conditional spaces.

Making hidden, faded and forgotten spaces into places of creative potential revealed the complexity of real or imagined history and rich residues of feeling, emotion and meaning.

“Created from a great social involvement, it’s true, but in the first and last instance with an authentic power of expression rising far above that – extraordinarily beautiful movement art that more than lives up to the name Jade Dewi Tyas Tunggal.” Jan Van den Berg, DasArts Magazine, November 2006


Navigators performance reviewed in The Age


DasArts Block Autumn 2006 - Navigators

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