The Other Side of Me

University of Northumbria


The practice-led research project When Words Fail Us, Expressing the Unspeakable: The Other Side of Me, combines contemporary and traditional Indigenous Australian dance, literature and physical theatre to explore ways to communicate a true story of personal trauma that sits at the limits of linguistic expression.   

Dr Laura Fish and Liz Pavey, Assistant Professors, Northumbria University, are working collaboratively on the project with Gary Lang, a Larrakia man, Artistic Director, Northern Territory Dance Company (NTDC), an Indigenous-owned Darwin-based dance company.

The Other Side of Me premieres at the Darwin Entertainment Centre, Darwin Festival, August 2023.

Click on the image to watch a short film about the project

Acknowledgement of Country

Northumbria University acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, and to Elders past and present. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this website may contain images or names of people who have passed away. 

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