Our Corka Bubs

Our Corka Bubs creates a special interactive place specifically for babies to explore Indigenous culture through music and dance.

Produced by
Insite Arts

Our Corka Bubs is the first ever Aboriginal contemporary dance work for babies. Grounded in Australia’s First Nations’ culture, gentle motifs of water, earth & the bush are guided by traditional live music creating a transformative experience which pays specific attention to a baby’s need to explore and feel secure. 

Our Corka Bubs offers captivating storytelling through movement and music choreographed specifically for babies under two-years-old alongside their carers.

Directed by renowned South Australian Aboriginal choreographer Gina Rings and produced by Ollie Black, a small audience of babies and carers are transfixed through music and play drawing strongly on aspects of Australian Aboriginal culture.

All performers, who are of Aboriginal descent, collaborated with Gina in developing movement derived from Aboriginal dance carefully adapted into contemporary form. The two main dancers, sisters Taree and Caleena Sansbury, offer ways of moving specifically designed to engage the young audience using gentle motifs and gestural dance. Language used through movement is choreographed to engage the babies’ participation by providing them with a safe and secure environment from which to explore.

Our Corka Bubs is based on This [Baby] Life by Sally Chance Dance and was originally produced in association by Country Arts SA’s Ollie Black and Penny Camens. The performance was researched and choreographed in 2011 whilst Chance completed a fellowship from the Australia Council.

Performance History

  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017

Arts Centre Melbourne

Australia

Commonwealth Games Festival – Gold Coast

Australia

Out of the Box – Brisbane

Australia

Art Gallery of South Australia – Adelaide

Australia

Tarananthi at the Port – Adelaide

Australia

Desert Fringe – Port Augusta

Australia

Yirramboi – Melbourne

Australia

Portland Arts Centre – Portland

Australia

Credits

Choreographer and Director
Gina Rings
Kukatha
Composer
Heather Frahn
Co-composer and Performer
Owen Love
Ngarrindjeri
Stage Manager and Sound Operator
Susie Skinner
Dancers
Taree Sansbury
Ngarrindjeri/Narungga
Caleena Sansbury
Ngarrindjeri/Narungga
Creative Consultant
Sally Chance
Producer
Jason Cross

Contact

Producer
Jason Cross → Email