Amrita Hepi: In Residence




Immigration Museum
400 Flinders Street
Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
What's On

Award-winning First Nations artist and choreographer from Bundjulung (Australia) and Ngāpuhi (New Zealand) territories, Amrita Hepi is our summer artist in residence, taking over the Long Room with An Extimate Surface: a program of film, performance and installation that sees place and dance making in action.

The residency will commence with Dance Reel (2 Dec–29 Feb) a dance film program projected at massive scale onto the room’s 19th century walls and columns.

In collaboration with Sibling Architecture and in consultation with other dance communities, Amrita will create a dance floor that will act as a choreographic score for a salon of performances.

The dance floor will be activated through a series of performances, launching with Opening Afternoon (18 Jan) featuring Amrita and collaborators, and closing with Leaps + Beats (29 Feb), a party featuring local dance luminaries Deep Soulful Sweats to celebrate the extra leap night of the year.