Woman’s Work

Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre
Berrin (Mount Gambier)
International Women’s Day: 8 Mar 2024, 8pm

TICKETS: https://www.countryarts.org.au/events/womans-work/

A woman’s work is never done.

But what is a woman’s work today?

Anya and Katina connect with five inspirational Australian women from their communities, as a way to begin to unpack and rediscover what this phrase means today.

Woman’s Work is an evolving work for the real and digital world. Site-specific and adaptable, the work integrates a kaleidoscope of image, movement and sound including dance-film, live dance performance, and seven moving video portraits of Australian women.

From land to flesh and back to land Katina and Anya uncover and share stories, discovering the relentless beauty and hopeful determination that exist within a woman’s work.

This project is cumulative, this is just the beginning, its structure is built to be infinite, eventually including more female-identifying voices. This project is our contribution to the ever complex and indescribable work that women do.

Premiere Season:
The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre
Friday 16 June 2023, 7pm
Saturday 17 June 2023, 2pm and 5pm


Choreographers and Performers: Anya McKee and Katina Olsen
Projection and Set Designer: Mic Gruchy
Composer: Gavin Clarke
Video: Anya McKee
Opening Scene Video: Mic Gruchy
Choreographic Support: Sophia Ndaba
Associate Designer: Rose Mulcare

Katina Olsen
Anya McKee
Aunty Yawuri Penny Bonney
Candi Smith
Hoveida Saberi‍
Pepa Molina
Eileen Kramer

Photo Credit: Stills captured from Sam James video footage