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Our Corka Bubs
Gina Rings

Our Corka Bubs creates a special interactive place specifically for babies to explore Indigenous culture through music and dance.

Babies (parents & carers) and dance meet in the first ever Aboriginal contemporary dance work for babies. Grounded in Australia’s First Nations’ culture, gentle motifs of water, earth & the bush are guided by traditional live music creating a transformative experience which pays specific attention to a baby’s need to explore and feel secure.

Our Corka Bubs is based on This [Baby] Life by Sally Chance Dance and was originally produced in association by Country Arts SA’s Ollie Black and Penny Camens.

LONG DESCRIPTION

Our Corka Bubs is the first ever Aboriginal contemporary dance work for babies. Grounded in Australia’s First Nation’s culture, Our Corka Bubs offers captivating storytelling through movement and music choreographed specifically for babies under 2 years old alongside their carers.

Directed by renowned South Australian Aboriginal choreographer Gina Rings and produced by Ollie Black, a small audience of babies and carers are transfixed through music and play drawing strongly on aspects of Australian Aboriginal culture.

All performers, who are of Aboriginal descent, collaborated with Gina in developing movement derived from Aboriginal dance carefully adapted into contemporary form. The two main dancers, sisters Taree and Caleena Sansbury, offer ways of moving specifically designed to engage the young audience using gentle motifs and gestural dance. Language used through movement is choreographed to engage the babies’ participation by providing them with a safe and secure environment from which to explore.

The performance is based on an earlier work called This (Baby) Life by Sally Chance, which was researched and choreographed in 2011 whilst Chance completed a fellowship from the Australia Council.

PRESENTATION HISTORY

2018

Out of the Box, Brisbane – June/July
Commonwealth Games Festival
, Gold Coast – April
Arts Centre Melbourne

2017

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Tarananthi at the Port, Adelaide
Desert Fringe, Port Augusta
Yirramboi, Melbourne
Portland Arts Centre, Victoria

CREDITS

Choreographer and Director
Composer
Co-composer and Performer
Stage Manager and Sound Operator
Dancers
Creative Consultant
Producer
Gina Rings (Kukatha)
Heather Frahn
Owen Love (Ngarrindjeri)
Susie Skinner
Taree Sansbury (Ngarrindjeri/Narungga) and Caleena Sansbury (Ngarrindjeri/Narungga)
Sally Chance
Insite Arts
Our Corka Bubs is based on This [Baby] Life by Sally Chance Dance and was originally produced in association by Country Arts SA’s Ollie Black and Penny Camens.

CONTACT

Producer – Jason Cross, Insite Arts

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