Creator, Co-Director & Performer Sinsa Mansell
Creator, Co-Director & Performer: Sinsa Mansell
Co-Director: Kate Champion
Producer: Annette Downs
Video Artist: Keith Deverell
Lighting Designer: Greg Thompson
Composer: Kelly Ryall
Sound Designer: Matthew Fargher
Costume Designer: Anja Rienalda
Dramaturge: Mariaa Randall (Stage 1, 2019)
Stage Manager: Andrew Macdonald
Production Manager: Simon Rush
Produced by Tasmania Performs
This performance contains strong language at the beginning of the performance, moments of darkness, theatrical smoke/haze, and loud sounds.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patrons are advised that this work contains images of people who have died.
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Image: Jillian Mundy
pakana dancer Sinsa Mansell presents her solo work celebrating the culture and courage of Tasmanian Aboriginal women.
BACK is an original solo dance conveying a story of Indigenous women after the brutal invasion of lutruwita/Tasmania in 1803. It presents the journey of a young pakana woman worn down by the daily drudge of domestic servitude. Yearning for connection, her ancestral DNA fosters the strength to embrace her cultural identity as a Tasmanian Aboriginal woman.
lutruwita/Tasmania’s leading pakana dancer Sinsa Mansell explores her millennia-old culture, its near-destruction and the resistance and courage that preserved it.
Richly supported by sound and projection, Sinsa’s deeply personal dance theatre creation, in collaboration with co-director Kate Champion, draws from traditional pakana and contemporary dance forms.
BACK is produced by Tasmania Performs.