Nepal is a land rich in water resources due to the many Himalayan Glaciers, rivers, lakes, and Monsoonal rain. Traditionally, brass, copper and clay pots were used to carry drinking water from beautifully carved stone taps, rivers and water holes. 

As water has always been a central part of Nepalese livelihood and culture, their songs and folk dances use water as a metaphor for love and life.   

The first song is associated with the purity and transparency of water as a metaphor for love. The second song in this film is about monsoon rainfall and the plantation season. Everyone is happy, it is a ‘monsoon happy-dance’, bringing joy and relief to the farmers.  

Performer Diva Pant was born in Australia and has studied classical ballet for seven years. Diva is now studying piano, flute and singing. She is also enjoying learning traditional Nepalese dance and has performed a number of stage programs of classical ballet and traditional Nepalese dance. 

Performer Mahek Adhikari has been learning traditional Nepalese folk dance and classical Indian dance for three years. Mahek has also performed in a number of stage programs of traditional Nepalese and classical Indian dance.

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.