DUBAIKUNGKAMIYALK (DKM) was created by independent choreographer, Mariaa Randall as a platform to share her practice and philosophy when creating movement with others. Her practice focuses on the female indigenous perspective when creative works. To bring to the forefront that experience and inject it into the creative process. To inform, inspire and generate diversity through one’s movement.
As an independent artist, I aspire to reinstate the practices, methodologies and ideologies of my Bundjalung and Yaegl cultures. To bring to the forefront the knowledge contained within them and the cultural protocols that instil their presence. This is combined with the many moments working on country with other Aboriginal peoples and cultures, as life experience is never removed from the process when creating.
The works I continue to create shares this practice as a means to inform the present, to instil the past and to redirect the future. This methodology continues to build my practice as it moulds the process when I teach, create and make movement with others.
Randall belongs to the Bundjalung and Yaegl people of the Far North Coast of NSW. She currently resides on the lands of the Djadjawurung in Bendigo. And works extensively on Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung country in Melbourne.
Mariaa is a 1997 NAISDA Dance College Graduate. And more recently became a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts obtaining a Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Arts Management, Graduate Diploma in Performance Creation and a Master in Animateuring (by Research) in Melbourne.
Her latest works include the premier of Divercity at Dance Massive 2017, HA LF a solo work, Poetry in Motion created in collaboration with 2nd year dance students at VCAM, Painting the dance; a danced installation and choreographing Jacob Boheme’s solo work Blood on the Dance Floor.