Here we have it

One of the biggest myths about dance is that “it happens beyond language and does not require words”
I think in contemporary practice this is proved obsolete.
Mostly because:
A) dance is a language
b) the dancers that I have long admired have always had the ability to use words in the rehearsal room, in an artist talk, in public and civic space, in the club and in silence - very wisely.

If there is one thing I have learnt this semester teaching Dance at VCA it is that dancers require space to speak their ideas into a sounding board as much as the physical act of doing dancing.
To love something takes work. It is difficult.  Rewarding. Tedious. Repetitive. It requires the cultivation of a loving kind of focus.

This work massages through the absurdity of being in the arts, the kind of love and multitudes of approach, code switching and humour it infuses in you, the dedication and highly specialized skill set that is needed, the required “training” for professionalism and the hope to come out of an institution on the other side prepared for a work force that is haptic.

Using the voice, ferociously specific monologue and an acute sense of humour and pacing within dance, this work hopes that it can culminate a deserving "hurrah" of skill and dance before an audience.

- Amrita Hepi

Complete credits


24th Nov 2021
27th Nov 2021


Space 28,
within Performing Arts Dodds Street

 Further information

Type: Performance
School: Victorian College of the Arts