A Uniting Church coeducational independent day and boarding school on Kaurna Country, Adelaide, South Australia

Early Learning to Year 12

Head of Dance - Edition 6 - 2022

Out and About - Australian Dance Theatre Excursion

On Friday 13 May, 60 Dance students from Years 7 to 9 will have the opportunity to experience the first Australian Dance Theatre production under the new direction of First Nations artistic director Daniel Reiley. We are also delighted that one of our Westminster dance staff Adrianne Semmens, has also created a beautiful work for this performance.

Outside Within is a World Premiere and triptych of ideas, stories and legacies by Australian Dance Theatre’s Artistic Director Daniel Riley (Wiradjuri) and Adrianne Semmens (Barkindji). Daniel’s The Third takes as its starting point mulunma – Inside Within, his 2021 RISING: Melbourne commission which explores the relationship between the Western archive and a First Nations archive, each built on differing ideologies. The Third extends these concepts by looking at the body as an archive and how we hold memories personally and collectively. Immerse dives into the lineage of our waterways and our ancestral connection to fresh and saltwater, speaking to the duality that springs from Adrianne’s connection to freshwater as a Barkindji woman, but now calling Adelaide home – saltwater country.

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Carolyn Obst
Head of Dance