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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Matt Cornell is based in the Asia-Pacific region and grew up in Darwin, on Larrakia land. He works through dance, choreography, sound, photography, and discussion to question the arbitrary configuration of systems, and is passionate about overcoming cognitive bias... to ask better questions… to dissolve malignant social narratives.

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