Amrita Hepi

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Amrita Hepi (@amrita_moves) (b. 1989, Townsville) is a First Nations artist, choreographer and dancer from Bundjulung and Ngāpuhi territories. She works in a variety of forms including film, performance, text, and participatory installation. No matter her medium, Hepi’s touchstone remains the body as an archive and point of resistance. As a dancer and choreographer, she has worked with a number of Australian dance companies and choreographers including Force Majeure, The Western Australian Indigenous Dance company (Ochres), and Victoria Chiu. She has been an artist-in-residence at the BANFF Centre for the Arts Canada, ACE OPEN South Australia and PACT Sydney. In 2018, she was named one of Forbes Australasia’s 30 under 30 and was awarded the People’s Choice Award at the Keir Choreographic Awards.

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