Matriarchs Rising illustrates some of the choreographic concepts, developed by Jo Clancy (in collaboration with other First Nations women artists) on Dabee Country in April 2021 and on Dharug and Gundungurra Country during the 2021 Covid-19 pandemic lockdown.
The artists afford us a generous insight into their socially engaged practice. This process of development contributed to the unforgettable solo performance by Jo Clancy of birrirra bandhung, a live experience that lifted up the audience at the opening ceremony of Cementa22.
So’21 is an as-live-streamed public program. It is at once a memorial to the spirit of (what would have been) Cementa21, and a celebration of the irreverent, fun-loving and undiscouraged community soul of our artists and our festival IRL.
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