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VIA ALICE

14 Dec 2017

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Marking the opening of the 2018 festival, Sugar Mountain presents VIA ALICE – an immersive virtual reality film and performance, which invites audiences to experience the strength and diversity of contemporary indigenous Australian knowledge, cultures and identities.

Having made its worldwide premiere at Red Bull Music Academy Weekender at Sydney’s Carriageworks, VIA ALICE will feature for two days and nights only in the lead up to Sugar Mountain, which returns to Southbank on January 20.

Playing at Victoria College of the Arts’ (VCA) Grant Street Theatre on Thursday, January 18 and Friday, January 19, sessions are strictly limited to 30 seats only and locals are encouraged to book early!

Join American artist, producer and dancer Kahlif Diouf (Le1f) alongside indigenous Australian dancer and choreographer Waangenga Blanco (Bangarra Dance Theatre), as they take us on a surreal journey across countries and cultures.

The experience will take viewers on a journey through Mparntwe (Alice Springs) Arrernte country, Gadigal land (Redfern) through the Central Desert, Marlinja and onward to the northern beaches of the Cape York Peninsula.

Born in Manhattan, Khalif Diouf studied ballet and modern dance, attended the Concord Academy and earned his degree in choreography from Wesleyan University before returning to the city to begin his rap career.

Arriving on Australian soil, Khalif teams with the charismatic Waangenga Blanco, a descendant of the Meriam people and of the pajinka Wik, Cape York. Waangenga studied at the NAISDA Dance College and is a lead male dancer of the widely-acclaimed Bangarra Dance Theatre, an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation and one of Australia’s leading performing arts companies.

Directed by multi-disciplinary artist Pete Keen, VIA ALICE is accompanied by an original score, composed by Daniel Stricker (Midnight Juggernauts) and John Carroll Kirby (Solange, Sebastian Tellier), featuring new work by Diouf and Kadajala Kirridarra.

Existing ticketholders to Sugar Mountain will get to witness the VR film on the day, as part of the overall festival lineup on January 20.

For tickets visit moshtix.com.au/v2/via-alice

Sugarmountainfestival.com

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