Reframe your storytelling practice with Emele Ugavule
This workshop is for artists who are interested in building language and skills around nurturing the vā (sacred space that balances relationships in harmony) within the rehearsal room and development processes. If you are a writer, director or theatre maker, you will learn tools that will allow you to reframe your practice in live performance.
As we see the increase of intercultural works grace Australia’s theatre stages, there must be an increase in safe and ethical frameworks of engagement with artists and stories from Cultural and Linguistically diverse backgrounds. You are invited to investigate your own process as a practitioner, to unpack, learn, and exchange with like-minded peers through talanoa (sharing knowledge through conversation). Topics covered will include challenging the history and meaning of intercultural theatre, building safe spaces within colonial institutions, cultural appropriation, articulating your practice in your language, kinaesthetic development and how to overcome these challenges within the independent sector.