Desert Rain was created by two Centralian youth dancers Leah Cato, 17, and Eli Clarke, 15. It is a piece inspired by their memories and expresses the happiness and enjoyment they felt as children when, on rare occasions, the rain came to Mparntwe (Alice Springs).

Leah, with Eli’s contribution, choreographed and directed Desert Rain. Her love for dancing started at the age of five at the Central Dance Theatre and, since then, she has been dancing for nine years with Studio B School of Dance.

Over the years, Leah has performed in many dance opportunities such as the Australian Ballet Summer Schools, Jason Coleman Ministry of Dance Summer Schools and the Australian Youth Dance Festival in 2019.

Eli has been dancing for six years with Studio B School of Dance. In 2019, he was awarded the National Student Star Award in Dance Train magazine. Eli has also received several scholarships including the British Ballet Organisation Junior Contemporary Scholarship in 2017, Royal Academy of Dance - Victorian Dance Festival in 2018 and a full time Scholarship to the Brent Street Performing Arts Studio Academy in 2021.

Incite Arts present ‘Unbroken Land’ which is about bringing people together through community arts practice to experience diverse stories of belonging, celebrations of culture and our place in the landscape.

The ‘Unbroken Land’ water themed video works showcase the talents of our Alice Springs community on more far reaching online platforms, and to far greater audiences than the original planned live event. Access and inclusion will remain at the very heart of the virtual Unbroken Land, with closed captioning and audio description access features.