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#a11yArts: International Creative Leadership Series with Joshua Pether - Incorporating Indigeneity & Disability into Performance Art

Poster image - Joshua Pether
2 Dec 2021
3 - 4:30pm Thursday 2 December
Join Touch Compass for #a11yArts with Joshua Pether, groundbreaking Kalkadoon performance artist whose work focuses on indigeneity, disability consciousness, and colonisation of the body.
Event type: 
Dance, Theatre, Workshop/Seminar
Price: 
Free
Venue: 
online
Region: 
Online

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#a11yArts: International Creative Leadership Series with Joshua Pether - Incorporating Indigeneity & Disability into Performance Art

Join Touch Compass for the fourth webinar in our fabulous series #a11yArts: International Creative Leadership Series featuring Joshua Pether, groundbreaking Kalkadoon performance artist whose work focuses on indigeneity, disability consciousness, and colonisation of the body.

In this webinar, Joshua will kōrero with Touch Compass Artistic Direction
Panel member Rodney Bell (Ngāti Maniapoto) on creating and producing
performance work informed by disability consciousness and indigenous
cultural history, drawing on his vast body of work that has garnered him
international recognition as a cutting-edge artist.

After Joshua and Rodney's conversation, there will be plenty of time for Q&A to
ask the questions you would like to know about Joshua's journey from
Touch Compass dancer to internationally renowned provocateur!

This webinar will be New Zealand Sign Language interpreted.

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About Joshua Pether -

Joshua Pether is of Kalkadoon heritage but lives and works on Noongar
country in Western Australia. He is an experimental performance artist,
dancer and choreographer of movement, temporary ritual and imagined
realties. His practice is influenced by his two cultural histories-
indigeneity and disability and the hybridization of the two with
particular interest in the aesthetics of the disabled body and also that
of the colonized body.

As an independent artist he has had work shown in Perth, Melbourne,
Brisbane, Sydney and New York and has performed in festivals and events
such as the Undercover Artist Festival, Yirramboi Festival, Next Wave,
APAM, Short Cuts, MoveMe Festival, SuperCell Festival of Contemporary
Dance In Situ and The First Nations Dialogues in New York. He is the
creator of two solo works, ‘Monster’ and ‘Jupiter Orbiting’. He is also a
former member of LINK Dance Company, Ochres and Touch Compass Dance
Company based in Auckland, New Zealand.