October 13, 2013

Abor. Makeup

LI’TYA, meaning ‘Of the Earth’ is Australia’s leading five star spa beauty range for skin, hair and body products.  Based on Indigenous Australian plants and healing principles, with a commitment to ethical and sustainable manufacturing, LI’TYA uses sustainably wild harvested, pure Australian botanicals and organic ingredients.

Using Indigenous plant knowledge and healing principles, pure essential oils and botanical bases with no synthetic fragrances, LI’TYA products are Australian made and owned.  They use responsible biodegradable recyclable packaging, natural and organically sourced ingredients and are never tested on animals.  Their products are used and stocked in a number of international and local leading day spas.

The native Australian ingredients and active extracts in the range are some of the most potent botanicals available. The Wild Rosella, Lemon Myrtle, Kakadu Plum, Cherry Alder and Quandong are exceptionally high in Vitamin C, exfoliating fruit acids and natural antioxidants.

Springtime for northeastern Aboriginals is known as “Kakkaba” the coming of the rains and the Bogong moth. This Kakkaba, LI’TYA is featuring a number of its best Spring products including Boronia Absolute Eye Serum, Wild Rosella Mist, Cherry Alder Hydrating Cream, Lillypilly Gel Cleanser and Mother of Pearl facial Polish.

LI’TYA’s tips for Spring health include:  Begin to refresh your body, emotions and spirit by using fresh foods grown above ground, preferably clean, organic produce.  Flush and hydrate your body with water, juices and herbal teas.  Create a daily routine of meditation and contemplation to help remain focused and clear on intentions.  Use hydrating, nutrient rich skin and hair care based on marine collagen, macadamia oil, plant based blends for cellular renewal and strength. Strengthen energy through activating pressure points and energy centers through the feet.

Sandra Tiltman 



May 28, 2013


Blak, an exciting, new and physically dynamic work by Artistic Director Stephen Page and Choreographer/Dancer Daniel Riley McKinley, will be presented by Bangarra Dance Theatre at Sydney Opera House in June.

Blak is drawn from the artists’ urban perspectives, telling the stories of Indigenous Australia in powerful and moving dance theatre.  Exploding with stories about a contemporary clan and the collision of two worlds, the dynamic physicality is accompanied by a fusion of David Page’s soundscape, with the electronic mixes of Paul Mac.

Bangarra Dance Theatre is Australia’s premier national Indigenous performing arts company.  Under the brilliant and inspirational artistic direction of Stephen Page, Bangarra has strived to maintain the cultural integrity and spirit of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tradition, combining it with contemporary expressions of stories, dance and music to create unique theatrical experiences, and to deliver these experiences to audiences across Australia and around the world.

During the Sydney season of Blak, Bangarra will host a series of events to inspire and engage with up to five hundred of Sydney’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, particularly young people.

Artistic Director Stephen Page said, “Our dancers are great role models for Indigenous young people. They come from diverse backgrounds, some from remote and others from urban communities.  Each of them are part of the contemporary expression of over 40,000 years of continuous cultural practice.  They help young people to see the value of rekindling their culture and being proud of their identity.”

A Community Night performance of Blak will be held on 6 June at 8 pm with accessible tickets made available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander audiences.  Bangarra Dance Theatre will subsidise this performance with low cost tickets for local Indigenous communities.

A Koori Kids Day performance will also be held on 12 June at 12.30 pm, where Bangarra’s artists in residence will make presentations about their work and the practices they employ to create new dance pieces.  After the performance, the students will have an opportunity to engage with Artistic Director, Stephen Page, and other Blak creative team members during a Q&A session, then meet members of Bangarra in the foyer.

For more information, contact or (02) 9251 5333.   Sandra Tiltman