Emily Flannery

“I have a problem with …we need everything so instantly, that we’re willing to compromise things that are so sacred.”

Emily Flannery

Emily Flannery is a proud Wiradjuri woman from Forbes in the Central West of NSW. As an emerging Indigenous dancer and choreographer Emily hopes to share her culture and her spirit through movement. We also cover;

  • her upcoming Sydney Opera House show – Bulnuruwanha which explores the Wiradjuri Dreaming stories of the Magpie, Willy-WagTail, Kookaburra, Cockatoo and Platypus through contemporary Indigenous dance.
  • Lost All Sorts collective
  • Working with siblings
  • Tokenism
  • Forbes
  • Expectations of what indigenous should look like
  • Everything happening all at once
  • Lucy Guerin Inc internship
  • Training under the Craig Bary
  • taking feedback from industry experts who are not cultural knowledge holders
  • wanting to make ensemble work
  • good intentions without self-education
  • Aboriginal culture is still alive
  • “You can’t support BLM and then blow up our sacred sites” – Emily Flannery

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Elle Evangelista

“This is a massive interrogation of concept.”

Elle Evangelista

Elle Evangelista loves dancing. She is Filipino & Burmese, was raised on Whadjuk/Perth and currently lives on Gadigal/Sydney. Elle has a Bachelor of Arts in English from UWA and a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from WAAPA. In response to the Black Lives Matter movement she enrolled in a post graduate Law course to obtain a Juris Doctor.

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Feras Shaheen

“I don’t know if I want a ‘main’ focus.”

Feras Shaheen

Feras Shaheen is a Sydney based dancer/performer and choreographer. we discuss;

  • making a show with your mum – ferasshaheen.com.au/19772986
  • Dabke
  • street dancing
  • working freelance
  • transparency when it comes to institutional agenda
  • Klapping – ferasshaheen.com.au/Klapping
  • humour
  • initiation
  • church
  • getting into installation
  • foundations
  • Palestinian heritage
  • Nick Power
  • how to say yes
  • getting burnt out
  • the problem with expectations of being “professional”
  • arabic poetry

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