Every part of Australia is,
always was and always will be,
Aboriginal land.

As a community gathering-place, a festival of arts, cultural exchange and celebration and as a site for the sharing of ideas and stories, Ten Days on the Island pays respect to the Palawa/Tasmanian Aborigines – The original owners and cultural custodians - of all the lands and waters across Lutruwita/Tasmania upon which our Festival takes place.

With thanks to the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre for place names and other words in palawa kani, the language of Tasmanian Aborigines.

DRILL Performance Company Inc in association with Ten Days on the Island presents


World Premiere




11 Mar Sat 9:00 am

11 Mar Sat 11:00 am

12 Mar Sun 11:00 am


ST DAVIDS PARKNiplauna/Hobart




25 mins

Show Accessibility

Visual Content rating 50%
Visual Content Rating

This work is a dance piece with accompanying soundtrack.

Venue Accessibility

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Wheelchair Accessibility

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Level Access

Please visit the following pages for specific venue accessibility:

More information on St David’s Park here.


Suitable for all ages


Ten Days on the Island is closely following and implementing all restrictions and recommendations advised by National and State Governments regarding public gatherings and event venues, you can find the relevant government information here.

We, as well as the venue will be managing the risk of COVID-19 at our event venues in the following ways:

  1. Public availability of hand sanitiser at Festival venues.
  2. Patrons, staff, volunteers and artists are encouraged not to attend events if they are unwell.

Expanding from the grounds of St David’s Park in the heart of Nipaluna/Hobart, Be Here is a 25-minute site-specific outdoor dance work featuring meditative, sculptural movement created in response to the performance site.

A soft but rigorous challenge of focus and endurance for the dancers, audiences can experience the performance in promenade at their own pace. Underpinning the choreography for Be Here is an exploration of the unique experience of unison, the quality of simultaneity, of moving together or sharing the same moment.

The performance is set to an original musical score and sound-bed composed by esteemed Tasmanian musician Rachel Meyers, featuring field recordings taken from the performance environment with voice and ambient electronica. A collection of natural sounds and music will radiate across the park. Be Here is created by young people aged 14 – 25 who have collaborated to thread their reflections of landscapes, embodied and imagined, into one unison journey.


Artistic Director – Isabella Stone
Collaborating Choreographer – Risa Muramatsu Ray
Music & Sound – Rachel Meyers

Image Credit: Katie Palmer