Friday 20th October // Hobart Brewing Company + Macq 01 Hotel
Sinsa Mansell is a proud Tasmanian Aboriginal woman, creating greater awareness of her rich cultural heritage, working on a range of platforms. Dancing in ceremonial preformance, annual festivals private functions and Schools facilitating educational dance workshops, creating a fun and interactive way to share knowledge through movement and stories based around Tasmania’s ancient traditional practices. Sinsa is a founder and performer with the successful pakana kanaplila a Traditional/Contemporary Tasmanian Aboriginal dance troupe. Dancing Statewide and international for well over a decade. Sinsa spent two years working as the project officer at the youth arts based mentoring program meenah mienne situated in the North of the State.
Dedicating her passion for dance and culture to assist the program working with youth within the justice system and students disengaging from the education sector. Empowering youth through performing arts connecting to country and culture. Creating informative and educational programs for the mentors and mentees to have an inviting safe space to investigate further opportunities to re engage. Working as the Aboriginal Education worker at St Marys District school. Just recently assisting three service providers with in East Coast region to facilitate weekly workshops with activities based around the cultural heritage sites in the area. The programs success rate saw funding continue for three years initially set as a 8 week program.
Sinsa is passionate about broadening the awareness of her cultural heritage and the history on the first people’s of Tasmania through education and opportunities to engage with the local Aboriginal communities of Tasmania.