AT APAM 2018, blakdance produced and presented
The Global First Nations exchange
THE ORIGINAL PEOPLES' PARTY (TOPP)
The BlakDance Presenter Series
Developed by Sandra Gattenhof, as lead researcher, for the Queensland University of Technology
GLOBAL FIRST NATIONS EXCHANGE APAM 2018
Presented and produced by BlakDance, overseen by the Tri-Nations curatorial advisory group the Global First Nations Exchange was for market ready First Nations performing artists and producers from around the world. It built on the Tri-Nations market development goals at APAM 2016.
For the first time this program ran over the entire week of APAM weaving a journey of engagement for artists, producers and presenters. This was a significant opportunity for global indigenous performing arts sectors from around the world to network, increase visibility and mobilisation and promote Indigenous led market development discussion and outcomes.
The program was open to Global First Nations performing artists, producers and companies including official APAM Showcase and Pitch artists.
MEET THE LEADERS
The First Nations Exchange program was produced by Angela Flynn and Kukuni Arts. Co-Facilitated by Rhoda Roberts and Denise Bolduc, the design was supported by an international Tri Nation’s curatorial advisory group: Ben Graetz (Muran, Malak Malak and Badu Island), Angela Flynn (Tiwi, Larrakia and Chinese), Dolina Wehipeihana (Ngati Tukorehe, Ngati Raukawa), Amber Curreen (Ngāpuhi, Pākehā), Jacob Boehme (Narangga and Kaurna), Patti Shaughnessy (Curve Lake First Nation, Wshkiigimong) and Denise Boulduc (Anishinaabe, Lake Superior territory and member of the Batchewana First Nation).
THE ORIGINAL PEOPLES' PARTY APAM 2018
Heaving dance floors and participatory live art brought to you by a smashing selection of artists from around the world. Expect live music, political improv, drag, queer flamboyance, subversive beats and a whole load of talent. APAM 2018 provides the perfect backdrop for this First Nations Tuesday night takeover curated by Jacob Boehme of YIRRAMBOI Festival, produced by Angela Flynn and Kukuni Arts and supported by the Tri-Nations Curatorial Advisory group: Ben Graetz, Dolina Wehipeihana, Amber Curreen, Tãnemahuta Gray and Denise Bolduc.
Come adorned in your finest and soak up the radiance with work from Australia, Aotearoa, Canada and Taiwan First Nations artists who’ll have you out on the dance floor all night. Open to the general public.
Co-hosted with Creative New Zealand and Canada Council for the Arts.
FREE EVENT More Info on FACEBOOK HERE TOPP BOOKLET OF ARTIST WORK HERE
BlakDance has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland's Backing Indigenous Arts Initiative
BlakDance has received financial assistance from the Australian Government through The Indigenous Languages and Arts program