A sense of home means something different to each of us and yet connects us all. Explore what it means to be at home in your body, in your skin, in culture and community, in this time and place. Where multi-layered realities dance and new pathways are nurtured.
Join Dreambox Collective artists Chloe Chung (Artistic Director, flute, dizi), Jolin Jiang (voice, composition) and Liz Cheung (erhu, multi-instrumentalist), and featured guest artist George Dow (Torres Strait Islander songman, multi-instrumentalist) as they share their experiences of Home from the personal to the collective. This concert is an invitation to the audience to connect in meaningful ways and reflect upon their own relationships to Home. The concert will culminate in a participatory multi-instrumental jam led by George, for which we invite you to bring your instruments, to listen, to play and to connect.
This concert is partnered with Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation (KBHAC), to which a portion of ticket proceeds will be donated. KBHAC is a not-for-profit Aboriginal community controlled organisation established to help restore and reconstruct the identity, dignity and integrity of Aboriginal men who were forcibly removed from their families and put into the Kinchela Boys Home and to address the intergenerational trauma that adversely impacts on the lives of the men’s families and descendants. Their CEO, Dr Tiffany McComsey, joins us as guest speaker for the concert.
Dreambox artists in this project
Guest artist: George Dow
George Dow is one of the most explosive and versatile Indigenous performers in Australia today. There are few artists around with such all round skills; he is a principal dancer and didgeridoo player in traditional Aboriginal mainland culture, and a principal dancer, singer, and musician in Torres Strait Island culture, George also backs up as a contemporary dancer, and a singer/songwriter/guitarist.
George Dow’s ancestry comes from the Cape York Peninsula & Murray Island having both Islander and Aboriginal ancestry. He learned his trade in Sydney at the Aboriginal Dance Theatre in Redfern, but was taught his traditional culture from his family and elders on Murray Island.
Guest speaker: Dr Tiffany McComsey, Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation
Tiffany completed her PhD in Social Anthropology at the University of Manchester in 2012. She examined Aboriginal community development practices in Redfern from 2005 to 2007.
She is a passionate community advocate and is a member of the Executive Committee of Just Reinvest NSW. She is CEO of the Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation, which supports survivors of the Kinchela Aboriginal Boys Training Home, their descendants, and families.
She has spent over a decade working and conducting research with Aboriginal community members and organisations, primarily in inner city Sydney (the communities of Redfern and Waterloo).
Tiffany was the inaugural coordinator of Just Reinvest NSW and sits on the Indigenous Issues Committee of the NSW Law Society.