An Unfamiliar Face

WHEN: Fri, 20 May 2011, 07:30pm - 07:45pm

WHERE: Kinfolk Café - 673 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000, AUSTRALIA (latitude 37° 49’ 1.41" S ; longitude 144° 57’ 14.17" E )

The journey of asylum and its consequences for one’s identity are often spoken of silence and written on water. Ondru recently performed an intimate interpretation of the poem On my way to asylum, a personal journey brought to life through dance, music, poetry, vocals and sculpture. Following on from this, Ondru now presents An Unfamiliar Face - an experimental solo dance performance - that explores the evolvement of one's identity in a new land. It is expressed that:

A plant is uprooted from its earth, a place where it belongs and is taken into the unknown and planted again. Here it has two choices: one to live, the other to die. This plant will never be what it once was nor will it ever again belong to one place alone. It will not grow into the shape it would have assumed in its native soil; instead it takes a new form, an unfamiliar shape, it adapts, it changes, it blooms, it fades, it survives...

When: 20 May 2011 (7.30pm)

Where: The Kinfolk Café - 673 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000, AUSTRALIA

Getting there: Short walk from Spencer Street Station (close to corner of Bourke Street & Spencer Street)

A FREE EVENT - Part of Human Rights Arts & Film Festival


An unfamiliar face - flyer 1

An unfamiliar face - flyer 2

Logo of Human Rights Arts & Film Festival       Kinfolk cafe logo

Photography by Shane Lam; flyer designed by Fanny Dallenne