To be a Good Dancer, Don't Give a F**k
Amrita encourages people to be confident and comfortable in their body. The shame associated with our bodies is a result of the gaze that is imposed on it. It’s important to be vulnerable and committed to your actions with conviction and not give a f**ck what other people think of you.
Australia, I love you. But...
General Thinking on the streets of Barangaroo
Amrita Hepi on Arts and Culture
TEDxSydney Adventures are designed to draw back the curtain on the lives and loves of our speakers, to gain insights into their passions and their influences, and be inspired by their community of collaborators. Our second film in the Adventures series features dancer, writer and activistAmrita Hepi, who takes us to meet some of Sydney's most compelling, experimental and innovative arts practitioners, including Underbelly Arts, Performance Space and Heaps Decent. Join Amrita Hepi and TEDxSydney Head of Curatorial Fenella Kernebone as they reveal the great ideas at the heart of Sydney arts and culture, and investigate their impact on the world at large.
Hijacked: Amrita Hepi
Hijacked spoke to professional dance maker Amrita Hepi in the lead up to her talk at TEDxYouth@Sydney 2016.
Why We Need to Keep Dreaming, Dancing & Doing Things Differently
Amrita Hepi’s talk at TEDxYouth@Sydney 2016 encouraged us to be confident and comfortable in our bodies. In this follow-up interview, she was joined on the TEDxSydneySalon stage by Youth Curator, Andy Huang, in a wide-ranging conversation about the role of dance as a platform to communicate, critique and challenge; why we need to disrupt the structures of power and the importance of creating safe spaces to make things happen.