NAISDA and Carriageworks present ATI – A Dance Reckoning of Truth, Place and Belonging

Fri 21 Jul 2023 7.30pm
Sat 22 Jul 2023 2.00pm – Community Matinee
Sat 22 Jul 2023 7.30pm

Carriageworks, Sydney

02 8571 9099

A powerful declaration of survival and belonging shared through cultural and contemporary First Nations dance stories, vibrant projections and an emotionally charged soundscape of song and live voices.

ATI goes beyond narrative; it is a profound portrayal of Australia’s history marked by greed, guilt, violence and injustice. The work delves deep into the impact of inequitable systems and processes on First Nations people, families and communities. At the heart of this production lies the power of reciprocal connection to ancestral land, and the evocative spirit of Country alive and healing.

ATI leaves an indelible impression on hearts and minds as it weaves together stories, memories, and timeless connection to First Nations Culture and Country.

Performed by NAISDA’s next generation of First Nations dance artists.
Featuring cultural song and dance from NSW and the Torres Strait Islands.
Directed by NAISDA Head of Dance, Deon Hastie.

Creative Credits
Directed by NAISDA Head of Dance, Deon Hastie
Performed by NAISDA’s next generation of First Nations dance artists
In collaboration with Cultural Tutors Dujon Niue, Jeanette Fabila and Stuart McMinn
Projection Design: Tetsutoshi Tabata
Lighting Design: Jasmine Rizk
Costume Design: Matthew Stegh and Anthony Aitch
Original Composition: Troy Russell

Content Warning
ATI delves into topics which evoke strong emotions and may be distressing for audiences. We understand the importance of creating a safe and supportive environment for everyone and encourage audience members to consider their own wellbeing and that of those around them. Help and support are available at Lifeline and the Healing Foundation.

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