Investigating how the language of dance and movement can breed empathy and create dialogue between cultures and generations, through the mechanism of public art.
It has been proposed that before the invention of written languages, dance was an important part of the oral and performance methods of passing stories down from generation to generation. Dance cuts through language barriers using the body and movement to share emotions, narratives and cultural identity.
Developed in partnership with Hume City Council, the Craigeburn Park Project used dance and movement as a way of developing a dialogue between members of the suburbs diverse population. Bringing together dancers from the community, with local artists, the project culminated in a tactile and interactive permanent public artwork for the suburbs new activity hub, Craigeburn Park.
Research Team: Geoff Hogg, Aslam Akram, Rubaba Haider, Clare McCracken, and Christopher Bold