Culminate 2014 A Force Majeure CULMINATE project presented in association with Performance Space and Carriageworks

In 2013 FORCE MAJEURE brought together a diverse and talented group of emerging Australian directors, choreographers and dancers for Cultivate, a creative lab that gave participants the opportunity to experiment, risk, develop and create within a well facilitated and supportive environment.

This same group reunite in 2014 for Culminate, where they will present dance theatre works-in-development in a series of showings at Carriageworks. This is a unique opportunity to witness the nascent development of new work and become part of the artistic process in an open studio environment.

Directors/Choreographers – Victoria Hunt, Jason Pitt & Ghenoa Gela

Performers – Sophia Ndaba Melinda TyquinPaea LeachPhillip JenkinsSamantha WilliamsTaree SansburyBhenjamin RadburnCarl SciberrasGregory Lorenzutti


Experience some of Australia’s brightest emerging choreographers as they present their newest ideas in the midst of development via a diverse ensemble of gifted dancers.

Dates & Times: 13 – 16 August, 6pm
Location: Track 8, Carriageworks
Tickets: $10
Bookings: Performance Space





Copper Promises is a new solo dance work by Victoria Hunt exploring the cultural and physical journey of Hinemihi, a female ancestor and a ceremonial space connected with Hunt’s Maori cultural heritage. Hinemihi’s story is interwoven with Hunt’s own journey, of finding family, of reconnecting with her culture, and of learning from land, ancestors and peers. A collaboration with Hunt’s extended family and other artists, Copper Promises creates distinctive movement and imagery, merging feeling and gesture as they echo across landscape and through time. It is a lament, a pilgrimage, a protest for ‘Taonga’, ancestral treasures.

Season Details

Performance Space at Carriageworks

245 Wilson Street Eveleigh

4-12 May, 2012

4 May 8pm
5 May 6pm
8-12 May 8pm
Green Matinee 12 May 2pm

$30 Full / $20 Concessions
Book now on 1300 723 038 or visit


"Copper Promises: Hinemihi Haka", see more here []

“Copper Promises: Hinemihi Haka”, see more here []

Join us for a Hangi (dinner cooked in a Maori earth oven) after the show on the 4th, 5th and 12th and support the whanau in their fundraising to take back to Aotearoa the remains of Aunty Waikura and Uncle Jack. ($12 donation)

Reviews (PDF)

SMH_CopperPromises_9 May 2012

ArtsHub_Copper Promises_8 May 2012


Research & Development Stages – Copper Promises.

Stage One – 6-week artist residency with new media artist Sarah Waterson and film maker Michael Schiavello, Waikato Institute of New Technology, supported by Australia Council for the Arts, Aotearoa, New Zealand 2003

Stage Two – Skills Development, mentorship with Charles Koroneho, supported by Australia Council for the Arts, Aotearoa New Zealand 2006

Stage Three – Conceptual Development with Barbara Campbell, Sarah Waterson, Keren Ruki, Performance Space Residency, Carriageworks 2007

Stage Four – Research Development with Barbara Campbell, visiting sites of significance and meeting key people, Performance Space Residency, Aotearoa New Zealand, Jun-July 2008

Stage Five – Public Discussion, Performance Space, Sydney Sept 2008

Stage Six – Choreographic Research Residency, 100 Cloaks Gone Before Dawn, Critical Path, Feb-March 2009

Stage Seven – Performance Research presented at Kiss Club, Bill & George, Sydney Aug 2009

Stage Eight – Performance Research presented at Kiss Club Incubator, Club House, Performance Space, Mar 2010

Stage Nine – Dancing the Dead: A performed conversation with Fiona Winning,Performance Space LiveWorks Festival Nov 2010

Stage Ten – Dancing the Dead: A performed conversation with Fiona Winning, presented at the In-Between Time Festival, Bristol UK, Nov 2010

Stage Eleven – Choreographic Research, Hinemihi Haka, Ausdance Residency, Queen St Studios, Jun 2011

Stage Twelve – Choreographic Research, Lighting Thresholds, with Boris Bagattini and Clytie Smith, Critical Path July-Aug 2011

Stage Thirteen – Toanga Püoro / Sound recording with Horomona Horo, Bob Scott, Aotearoa NZ, Oct 2011

Stage Fourteen – Choreographic Research Residency, Rex Cramphorn, University of Sydney, Dec 2011

Stage Fifteen – 1-week intensive cultural consultancy with long time mentor, Charles Koroneho, Sydney 2012