Ritual and Performance

Sarah works in collaboration with women, and other artists to co-create sacred ceremonies and ritual. Her work often focuses on creating mytho- poetic and embodied stories of women’s rites of passage. Her work also seeks to deepen peoples relationships with their own bodies and the earth body. She weaves movement, story and drumming into the space, inviting women to create personal and shared rituals and performance.

Feminine Embodiment Ritual, Seven Sisters Festival, Mt Martha 2019- with Sonia Stocco
Honouring the Maiden, Melbourne 2019
The Dome, Otways 2019 Ritual Space

Sarah has a passion for returning women to the drum. The frame drum is a pan cultural instrument, sacred to ancient women and used in ceremony and ritual. Sarah weaves the drum into many of her sacred rituals today and in the making of frame drums.

Sarah acknowledged her teachers, Jane Hardewick Collings and Jane Elworthy for inspiring her to work with the drum.

Drumming preparations, Planetary Dance for Peace, St.Kilda Foreshore 2018
Drumming for Rite of Passage Ceremony, Brighton 2018

Sarah’s passion for movement and dance is lifelong. She encourages all women to find their inner dance, to move with freedom and joy, and to honour the creative story telling inherent in their movements.

Performance piece for Dancing in Space, Dancing in Community- with Marylee Hardenbergh, and other dancers. Abbotsford Convent, 2018