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 – original owners and cultural custodians - of all the lands and waters across lutruwita/Tasmania upon which our Festival takes place.

If These Halls Could Talk

Where Do We Start?

Presented by Tasdance and Ten Days on the Island

60 mins


Concept and Curation: Adam Wheeler

Collaborating Artists: Gabriel Comerford, Sam Dundas, Jenni Large, Emily Sanzaro, Amber McCartney, Yyan Ng, Kyall Shanks, Spike Mason

Lighting Design and Production Management: Chris Jackson

Event Warnings

This performance contains adult themes, smoke, haze effects and loud noises.

Latecomers will be admitted during a suitable break in the performance.

Covid Info

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

Contact tracing: Contact information for patrons attending this event will be collected at the point of online, phone or box office ticket purchase. This information will be held for 28 days, in accordance with Government requirements, and used for contact tracing if necessary.

For more information on COVID-19 safety measures in place at Ten Days on the Island, follow this link.

Image: Melanie De Ruyter

A dancer and a musician meet for the first time – over Zoom. Together, they dream up a project that merges their creative visions. Into their microphones they ask: “Where do we start?”

From there, the conversation continues, resulting in a celebration of human connectedness and the joy of live performance from lutruwita/Tasmania’s own Tasdance. Four new duets from four creative collaborations forged during periods of social isolation will premiere in the lush surrounds of the Tamar Valley.

Tasdance performers led by Adam Wheeler have been paired with a drummer, a saxophonist, an opera singer and a harpist to create an intimate and evocative live performance experience enhanced by the beautiful acoustics of Rowella’s historic wooden hall.

Dates & Times

Rowella Community Hall Thu 11 March 2021 11:00 am Public & Schools Performance
Rowella Community Hall Fri 12 March 2021 5:30 pm
Rowella Community Hall Fri 12 March 2021 7:30 pm
Rowella Community Hall Sat 13 March 2021 5:30 pm
Rowella Community Hall Sat 13 March 2021 7:30 pm

Venue Details

Rowella Community Hall

Rowella Rd, Rowella TAS 7270

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This was assisted by West Tamar Council

Tasdance is supported by Arts Tasmania and The Australia Council for the Arts