Amrita Hepi
Presented in partnership with Performance Space + Women & Their Work

Produced by Performing Lines


of course

whitefellas try to acknowledge things but they do it wrong

they say

before we begin I’d like to pay my respects

not understanding

that there isn’t a time before it begins it has all already begun

– Running Dog

What is it about the beginning that remains intoxicating? Our persistent lust for the first rush of a romance, scene, canon, theory, relationship, meal or country. Created by extraordinary dance artist Amrita Hepi, Rinse explores the romance of beginnings and what happens next, when those initial thrills begin to fade and inertia takes over.

Hepi’s electric new performance questions whether being on the brink of extinction—a series of endings of various kinds—has intensified the seduction of the past. By recreating an entropic origin myth on stage, Rinse travels from end to ending, weaving together autobiographical elements with the grand narratives of art, feminism, dance, the void, desire, popular culture and colonial history. An intimate yet epic solo performance based on a dynamic improvisational score, Rinse expands Hepi’s fascination with hybridity under empire and contemporary dance’s fixation with the “neutral” body.


Artistic Team:

Creator, Choreographer and Performer: Amrita Hepi

Director: Mish Grigor

Sound Design and Composer: Daniel Jenatsch

Lighting Design: Matt Adey

Rinse is produced by Performing Lines, and was co-commissioned by Performance Space and the Keir Foundation. Rinse is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the arts, its funding and advisory body. The project has been supported by Supercell: Festival of Contemporary Dance through the Makers Program, Carriageworks, Dancehouse, and the Keir Foundation for the 2018 Keir Choreographic Award and accelerated by APHIDS – SUPERDRIVE.


Rollins Theatre at the Long Center Wheelchair Accessible
701 W Riverside Dr
Austin, TX 78704

  • April 12, 2023 8:00 pm
  • April 13, 2023 2:00 pm
  • April 13, 2023 6:00 pm