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Eric Avery : Associate Artist

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Eric Avery's practice explores the deep relationship between Indigenous and non-indigenous forms and narratives through the combination of dance and music.

Eric is a violinist and contemporary dancer drawing inspiration from the relationship between different types of music, singing his ancestors songs with violin, and arranging contemporary music and dance.

Eric is a performer with Marrugeku Dance Theatre, has performed with the Black Arm Band and, more recently, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Byron Bay Bluesfest, and has opened for Grammy Award winner Rhiannon Giddens. Recently Eric played violin with Yo-Yo Ma.

Eric's most recent solo (Dancing with Strangers - Marrugeku) explored stories, of first contact/invasion, from his family, and also his own story of reconnecting with his language (Ngiyampaa).

Eric Avery is participant in the 2019 edition of the Ngarra-Burria - First Peoples Composers program.

Biography provided by the composer