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Why We Need to Keep Dreaming, Dancing & Doing Things Differently (Q&A) | Amrita Hepi

Amrita Hepi

TEDxSydneySalon November 2016 · 24 November 2016

Amrita Hepi’s talk at TEDxYouth@Sydney 2016 encouraged us to be confident and comfortable in our bodies. In this follow-up interview, she was joined on the TEDxSydneySalon stage by Youth Curator, Andy Huang, in a wide-ranging conversation about the role of dance as a platform to communicate, critique and challenge; why we need to disrupt the structures of power and the importance of creating safe spaces to make things happen.

Amrita Hepi is a professional dancer/dance maker, writer and activist; a Bundjulung and Ngapuhi woman interested in movement as manifested by all bodies and reimagining / creating the greatness that will be WOC first nations futures. Her work and practice sits in the nexus between pop culture and contemporary dance with a focus on intersectionality.

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