In Situ

Take a walk in Parramatta Park, the heartland of the Barramatta people, and uncover a collection of hidden dances.‍

The landscape here has changed drastically since colonisation. Buildings have been erected, pathways carved and gardens manicured, meanwhile an entire city grows skyward around it. Responding to the stories and the landscape, ten of Sydney’s best choreographers create a series of solos, performed by the next generation of dance artists.

Produced by Dance Makers Collective and performed by Future Makers, Dance Makers Collective’s youth dance company, In Situ is a site-specific promenade dance performance embedded in the surrounds of Parramatta Park.

This project is supported by the Parramatta Park Trust, the NSW Government through Create NSW, Sydney Festival, City of Parramatta and the Australia Council for the Arts.

This work is created and performed on Dharug/Darug land, we pay respect to the custodians of the land and to their elders past, present and future. Always was, always will be.


Presented by Sydney Festival at Parramatta Park
January 2021


Choreographers: Martin del Amo, Craig Bary, Richard Cilli, Ryuichi Fujimura, Riana Head-Toussaint, Brianna Kell, Julie-Anne Long, Zachary Lopez, Katina Olsen, Lee Serle

Dancers: Emily Flannery, Sarah Goroch, Jessica Kuit, Beryl La, Cinzia Marrocco, Matina McAneney, Rachelle Silsby, Christopher Wade, Ella Watson-Heath

Curator: Miranda Wheen

Producer: Carl Sciberras

Composer: Del Lumanta

Cultural Consultants: Dharug/Darug Women Peta Strachan and Aunty Julie Webb

Research Consultants: Alissar Chidiac and Suzette Meade

Performance photos: Lucy Parakhina
Promotional photos: Ro Llauro