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Six burning questions for ... Kirk Page

1. As a dancer and aerial performer, you've worked with Baz Luhrmann, Stephen Page and Wesley Enoch. What's the most spectacular show you've ever been part of?

Performing outdoors, bouncing off the sides of buildings with [theatre company] Legs on the Wall strung up in a harness, that was pretty spectacular. I worked in the stage production of Priscilla … the Musical. As a dancer, in the closing ceremony of the Atlanta Olympics.

2. What will you be doing in the Wominjeka Festival in Footscray in January?

It's a collaborative effort. We're getting a sound designer, stage designer, director and myself together. It's our director, Margaret Harvey's, vision, involving video, film, sound, movement and text. It will be quite experimental, but a fun process.

3. Does your work take a toll on your body?

I got into aerial work because I'd had injuries in the past in my dancing career. I had to stop when my doctor said I can't be bouncing off walls any more.


4. ''Wominjeka'' means ''welcome'' in Wurundjeri. How does your show reflect the spirit of the festival?

It's about some of the cultural aspects of being an Aboriginal person. It's about honour and honouring the elders.

5. What's the best film you've seen this year?

That would be Beasts of the Southern Wild. I loved the way they put it together.

6. Favourite spot in Melbourne?

I can never resist getting a coffee in Degraves Street.

Kirk Page is performing in the Wominjeka Festival at the Footscray Community Arts Centre in Brown Cab's Hunted, from January 11, and in the film Black Screen.