Matriarch

Theatre
Matriarch Melbourne Fringe 2018 photo supplied
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Sandy Greenwood's one-woman show celebrates the strength of Indigenous women

This show brings together award-winning performer Sandy Greenwood's experiences as a fair-skin Indigenous woman with the stories of four generations of Gumbaynggirr women. Using story, dance, music, traditional language and multimedia, Greenwood is exploring the intergenerational impact of the stolen generation.

“As a fair skin, black woman who looks white but was raised black, I have always existed between both worlds,”Greenwood says. I have come to understand how valuable this can be in terms of bridging divides through my work. I want audiences to get an exclusive insight into the women of my Gumbaynggirr/Dunghutti/Bundjalung heritage and also glimpse what life is like for Indigenous women like myself in contemporary Australia.”

By: Ben Neutze

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