Jacob Boehme is a Melbourne-born and -raised artist of the Narangga and Kaurna Nations, South Australia. He is the founding Creative Director of YIRRAMBOI Festival, Melbourne’s premier biennial First Nations arts festival presenting innovation in contemporary and experimental First Nations arts practice from around the world, and recipient of the 2018 Green Room Award for Curatorial Contribution to Contemporary and Experimental Arts.
Jacob Boehme is a multidisciplinary theatre maker and choreographer, creating work for stage, screen, large-scale public events and festivals. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Blackfulla Performing Arts Alliance, is a member of the International Advisory Panel for the Calouste Gulbenkian UK Enquiry into the Civic Role of Arts Organisations, and the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art Yalingwa Advisory Committee. He is an alumni of the Victorian College of the Arts.
Jacob Boehme’s solo work Blood on the Dance Floor premiered in 2016 and was awarded the 2017 Green Room Award for Best Production. Blood on the Dance Floor is touring nationally and internationally in 2019.
Isaac Dandric is Noongar from the southwest of Western Australia, and Croatian. He is a father, actor, dramaturg and award-winning director. He studied acting in the Aboriginal Theatre at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and has worked with many of the country’s leading theatre companies, including Melbourne Theatre Co, Malthouse, Sydney Theatre Co., Belvoir, ILBIJERRI and Yirra Yaakin.
Directing credits include From Darkness (LaBoite Theatre), City of Gold (Queensland Theatre), The Season (Sydney Festival, Ten Days on the Island, Melbourne International Arts Festival (TasPerforms)), Blood on the Dance Floor (ArtsHouse and ILBIJERRI, Sydney Festival), Coranderrk (Belvoir), Coranderrk: We Will Show The Country (LaMama, Melbourne Indigenous Arts Festival, Sydney Opera House), an ILBIJERRI production and Archie Roach’s concert show, Into the Bloodstream.
His shows have earned numerous Green Room Association nominations and awards, including Blood on the Dance Floor which won most outstanding independent theatre production in 2017. The Tasmanian story The Season won Green Room awards for best new writing, best direction, and best production in 2018.
Isaac Dandric has acted as associate director of ILBIJERRI Theatre Company and as resident artist at Playwriting Australia, and he is currently the resident dramaturg at Queensland Theatre.
Mariaa Randall is a Bundjalung/ Yaegl woman from the Far North Coast of NSW. She currently resides on the land of the Dja Dja Wurrung. She is a graduate of NAISDA Dance College with a Diploma in Dance, a Graduate Diploma in Performance Creation, and a Master in Animateuring (by Research) through the Victorian College of the Arts and Music (VCAM).
Randall has been on the creative journey of Blood on the Dance Floor since 2014. Each new observation, idea and direction within the work have ignited possibilities of what could be and have contributed to the expansion of her practice. This learning resonates in her other works; HALF a solo work; Poetry in Motion created in collaboration with second-year dance students at VCAM (2015); Painting the Dance, a danced installation; and Divercity, which premiered at Dance Massive in 2017. Mariaa Randall continues to teach, dance and make movement with others as an independent artist.