ASOS SUPPORTS TALENT x AMRITA HEPI: 'A BODY OF WORK, AT THE END OF THE WORLD'
Premiered at Cake Wines Cellar Door, Sydney on 23rd May 2017.
Director & Choreographer: Amrita Hepi
Soloists: Bhenji Ra, Angela Tiatia, Waangenga Blanco & Jahra Rager
Cinematographer & Editor: Sammy Hawker
Director of Photography: Prue Stent
Soundtrack Artist: Lavurn Lee (Cassius Select)
Producer: Nerida Ross
Stylist: Verity Mackey
Assistant Camera Operator: Tom Osborne
Photographer: Sam MacDonald
Lighting: Ivan Lentell
Makeup Artist: Cedar Purchase
Hair Stylist: Jade Cowan
"As a first nations woman of colour -I was born political and my body holds that; the way that this has manifested is through my dance practice traditional & contemporary.
Working with 4 of Australia's best dancers - I will be choreographing 4 solos focusing on what it is that politicicizes their dance practice and body/person.
Each of these Artists is from an incredibly diverse background and community - that is unique to Australia. While their stories have a universal feel in the underlay, each of them has a strong connection to place/displacement within this country and in many ways has had to fight to maintain and know what that is. Within each of these solos I want to capture that resilience.
A mature cinematographic approach is important in capturing these solos. A natural, handheld vérité look. It’s unguarded, honest and in the moment – more true to life and our senses. We’re handheld and reactionary – embracing a floating naturalism in the camera movement." Amrita Hepi