LIMINAL ARCHITECTURE | Studio Theatre premiere

Posted 16 April 2021

Tasmania’s rich culture is made up of a complex interweaving and layering of stories.

The Hedberg was conceived as a building with story-telling capabilities to fuel Tasmania’s cultural offering into a global and contemporary context.

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Image: Jillian Mundy


In March this year, and as part of the 20th year of Ten Days on the Island, a pakana story was told for the first time in dance by a woman from this country, Sinsa Mansell’s ‘BACK’. This story is now also the story of the first performance to grace the stage of The Hedberg’s Studio Theatre.

Thank you to Sinsa, co-director Kate Champion and the team at Tasmania Performs and Ten Days on the Island for this compelling solo performance that shares the story of an indigenous woman who has endured the brutal invasion of lutruwita/Tasmania in 1803 and her determination to ensure cultural knowledge, systems and traditions thrive.

The Hedberg is a collaboration with WOHA, the University of Tasmania and the Theatre Royal. 

Learn more about The Hedberg here

Learn more about BACK here