Presented by Performance Space and Carriageworks, produced by Performing Lines

Amrita Hepi Rinse
Rinse, Amrita Hepi, Image design: Matt Sav. Original photo: Gregory Lorenzutti


Amrita Hepi

Dates & Session Times

Thursday 27 Oct - 7:00pm
Friday 28 Oct - 7:00pm
Saturday 29 Oct - 4:00pm
Sunday 30 Oct - 5:00pm


Bay 20, Carriageworks


Sunday 30 October, 5pm
Auslan Session

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Creator, Choreographer and Performer
Amrita Hepi

Mish Grigor

Sound Design and Composer
Daniel Jenatsch

Lighting Designer
Matt Adey

Production Manager
Nick Glen

Stage Manager
Gin Rosse

Produced by Performing Lines 

of course
whitefellas try to acknowledge things but they do it wrong
they say
before we begin I’d like to pay my respects

not understanding
that there isn’t a time before it begins it has all already begun

– Running Dog

What is it about the beginning that remains intoxicating? Our persistent lust for the first rush of a romance, scene, canon, theory, relationship, meal or country. Created by extraordinary dance artist Amrita Hepi, Rinse explores the romance of beginnings and what happens next, when those initial thrills begin to fade and inertia takes over.

Hepi’s electric new performance questions whether being on the brink of extinction—a series of endings of various kinds—has intensified the seduction of the past. By recreating an entropic origin myth on stage, Rinse travels from end to ending, weaving together autobiographical elements with the grand narratives of art, feminism, dance, the void, desire, popular culture and colonial history. An intimate yet epic solo performance based on a dynamic improvisational score, Rinse expands Hepi’s fascination with hybridity under empire and contemporary dance’s fixation with the “neutral” body.

Duration: 60 minutes.

Warnings: strobe, haze, loud sounds, fake blood, fake gun, coarse language. 

Strobe info:
- Strobe present towards the end of the show
- 30sec intense strobe
- 3min of strobe build up

This event has a lockout so please arrive on time. 

General Admission
Full Price: $45+bf
Concession: $35+bf

Presented by Performance Space and Carriageworks, produced by Performing Lines.

Rinse is co-commissioned by Performance Space, the Keir Foundation and Carriageworks.

Rinse was initially commissioned as a 20 minute work for the 2018 Keir Choreographic Award by Dancehouse, the Keir Foundation, and Australia Council for the Arts, co-presented by Carriageworks. The project has been supported by Supercell: Festival of Contemporary Dance through the Makers Program and accelerated by APHIDS – SUPERDRIVE.

Amrita Hepi is represented by Anna Schwartz Gallery. 

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