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Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre
189 High St
Northcote, Victoria 3070 Australia

03 8470 8888
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A Certain Mumble

Amelia Jean O'Leary
Presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy

Amelia is a First Nations Gamilaroi dancer and choreographer. Janelle Tan is a Chinese Malaysian dance artist with a rich understanding of the diverse culture that surrounded her growing up. In “A Certain Mumble”, they step through the sticky terrain of conviction and confusion, voice and incomprehensibility, sisterhood and lineage, being watched and being understood.

In this intimate new dance work, these two young choreographers invite you into the murky realm between the certainty they hold in themselves, the perils of being misunderstood, and the subterranean rumblings that try to convince you you don’t belong here.

Preview performance: 15 March, 7.30pm
Post-show talk: Saturday 18 March, 2pm

For wheelchair and accessible bookings please contact: ticketing@darebin.vic.gov.au

Credits

Choreographer, dancer, soundscape, and projection artist: Amelia Jean O’Leary
Dancer and Collaborator: Janelle Tan Yung Huey
Lighting Designer: Giovanna Yate Gonzalez
Stage Designer: Savanna Wegman

Image Credit: “A Certain Mumble” (2023), Amelia Jean O’Leary. Photo by Alliah Nival.

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Amelia O’Leary (she/her) is a First Nations Gamilaroi Yinarr from Northern New South Wales and has lived in Naarm (Melbourne) for the past eleven years. Amelia’s dance practice is grounded in the duality of power and softness. It breathes freedom and honesty of exploration and human experience, becoming a product of both the digital and physical realms. As an independent artist, Amelia is interested in creating her own soundscapes and projections as part of an integrated practice. Amelia has created multiple dance works and films including Yinarr the film that was presented at Yirramboi festival 2020 and Dance (Lens) Festival 2021. After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2021, Amelia performed her first full-length work “Yinarr” in Adelaide Fringe and Dancehouse in 2022. She was also a part of “Collision” by Jo Lloyd presented at Junction Arts Festival and “Garabari” by Joel Bray at Arts House in 2022.

Giovanna Yate Gonzalez (she/her) is a Colombian professional dancer who has expanded her skill set in Australia through the production bachelor at VCA in Lighting Design. She has worked with dance performances such as “Siren Dance” by Lilian Steiner at DanceHouse, “Snow White” at the National Theatre directed by Damian Smith, “Rhythmics Fictions” by Siobhan McKenna at the Darebin Art Speakeasy and “Pictures and Ghosts” solo by Belle Frahn-Starkie in at DanceHouse. Furthermore, she has been able to work on theatre productions like “Nora: A Doll’s House” at the Union House Theatre and “Fast Food” at Red Stitch all spread across 2022.

Georgina Bright (she/her) is an emerging Melbourne based arts manager and all-round theatre maker who is currently completing her Master of Arts and Cultural Management at the University of Melbourne and has completed her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre at Monash University. Her most recent credits include various forms of Stage Management for Wittenoom (Red Stitch Actors Theatre), Ramona Glasgow (Gasworks Arts Park), The Amateurs (Red Stitch Actors Theatre), Archimedes War (Darebin Arts) and Production Management for Ramona Glasgow (Gasworks Arts Park), Thank You for Calling (Melbourne Fringe), and Th