Goddess or a hot mess?
Dance, soul songs and live drumming take you to the mythical realm of the Orishas (gods), where a fated claim to be the goddess of love, femininity and sensuality hangs over young Oshun’s head. In Ile Ife, the spirit kingdom of the Yoruba (West Africa) people, all the Orishas have their domain. But young Oshun is yet to prove that what she does is even a thing. When Oggun, the god of metal and technology, flees leaving Ile Ife and Earth in darkness and chaos, Oshun feels it’s her chance to show what she’s capable of.
But can she really bring Oggun back for order to be restored?
Are her powers a force or a farce?
Oshun will also be livestreamed on Friday, March 1, 7.30pm. Livestream playback will be available for 72 hours after the show.
“Oshunis an invitation to a metaphysical realm understood by the Yoruba people of West Africa. In this world spirit beings weave through the tangible and intangible fabric of human lives, guiding every physical move and aspiration.
In her interpretation of these living patakis (stories), Amarantha skill-fully infuses the numinous through choreographed gesture and song. The audience is taken on a rhythmic journey and is seduced.”
– Andy Miller, former Co-Ceo MAV (Multicultural Arts Victoria)
“Amarantha’s superpower is sharing her rich ancestral heritage. In Oshun, I both learnt and was mesmerised. A new star is on the horizon.” – Rod Williams
Written and Performed by Amarantha Robinson
Drummer: Adrian H. Hearn
Director: Jaime Wilson
Consulting Director: Effie Nkrumah
Image by Wild Hardt Photography
Visual rating 50%: Events are partly subtitled or include dialogue, background music and/or sounds, so d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences can have some engagement with the event.
Aural Rating 50%: Has both sound and visual components, but sight isn’t essential to be able to engage with the event.