Power privilege and performative wokeness

The language of dance operates on several layers of abstraction and psychological complexity, containing its own logic and ability to reshape the systems that form our practice. As dancers who have struggled with socio-economic challenges throughout our careers, have we not the creative tools to facilitate the regeneration of the mechanisms of revival and resilience? We have, through our dancing bodies, created fleeting moments of art that now, through technology, we can capture and explore within visual territories, infusing the act of dancing, both a performative and technologised event, with the potential to generate new partnerships and to foster interdependent networks of solidarity across borders, countries, and cultures.

Commissioned by Critical Path Sydney