CALEENA SANSBURY

PERFORMER - MAN WITH THE IRON NECK

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Caleena is a freelance artist who graduated from NAISDA Dance college in 2013. Caleena is a Ngarrindjeri, Narrunga and Kaurna woman from South Australia. In her time at NAISDA, Caleena traveled to Saibai Island, Torres Straits, Elcho Island and North East Arnhem Land where she spent time in the community learning and discovering culture and dance. Since then, Caleena has worked with much-admired choreographer Vicki Van Hout on her work Long Grass, and has worked closely with Thomas E. S. Kelly in his work [MIS] CONCEIVE. She has also worked continuously with Indigenous interactive theatre show Saltbush, touring throughout China and Australia. Recently Caleena was a performer in children’s production Our Corka Bubs, for  Adelaide fringe festival 2017 and the Yirramboi festival 2017. Caleena has an energetic charisma and a defined quality in her movement that remains true to her cultural heritage.

Andrew Batt-Rawden