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Bloody scones: The show's premise was hinted at in its title: Take This, for It is My Body.

Bloody scones: The show's premise was hinted at in its title: Take This, for It is My Body.

The menu card continued with a chapter of personal history: SJ Norman, writing about their great grandmother Sally, "an itinerant cook and domestic". Audience members were served scones containing an "a mixture of Aboriginal blood", drawn from the individuals who made and served the meal: artist SJ Norman and performers Carly Sheppard, Naretha Williams and Sinsa Jo Mansell.

Matriarchs Uprising, Indigenous women gather to build international dance community

Matriarchs Uprising, Indigenous women gather to build international dance community

For Randall, that means working with paint on skin and mapping the countryside where she lives. “It’s me and I’m painting my country,” says Randall, who explains her elders would “paint up” before dancing. “There is meaning to every single stroke that’s put on the body.”

First Nations Dialogues Presents a Series of Indigenous-led Performances, Discussions, Workshops, and Ceremony Across NYC

It also builds on 40 years of vibrant dialogue among Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and First Nations North American contemporary theater and dance leaders.