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Performance dates & times

Wednesday 18 Nov
1:00 PM
Thursday 19 Nov
1:00 PM
Sunday 22 Nov
9:00 PM
Monday 23 Nov
1:00 PM
Friday 27 Nov
9:00 PM

Pre-recorded events start at the above times, but you can watch the show via the link in your E-ticket until midnight AEDT. Please make sure you pre-book your ticket in advance of the start time.


Running Time 30 minutes

Price range

Choose Your Price
$15.00 recommended for waged audiences

Tickets are available for purchase via Melbourne Fringe. Choose Your Price at time of booking, or select the Pay After price type to pay what you feel after the event.

Booking fees are not applicable to Choose Your Price events, however other fees and charges may apply.

A performance dedicated to the memory of Haacaaluu Hundeessaa, an Oromo Hero.

A multilingual short film by Soretti Kadir combining theatre, poetry, song and Oromo dance, exploring what it means to be human in the presence of each other.

The film captures the diverse philosophies and stories of the Oromo worldview and experience through those who elevate humanity and those who deny it.

Co-produced and co-directed by Ilily Aba Omer.




About the Artist

Soretti Kadir is an Oromo storyteller, facilitator and activist. Over the last 5 years Soretti Kadir has worked with, written for, performed at, spoken at, lead a workshop or facilitated a conversation with a diverse number of platforms and organisations including Spotify talks, Ascension magazine, Melbourne Writers Festival, The Wheelers Centre and many more. A captivating storyteller both on the stage and on the page, Soretti has performed solo and collaboratively across mediums, with poetry being her specialty. She has authored two books of poetry, released multimedia work independently and collaboratively, her work featured across the country and on occasion, abroad.


Image designed by Iamametaphor. Places and symbols represented: Alko, Arsi. Abosarraa Gosa. Odaa Tree.


Take Over! is a unique partnership between Arts Centre Melbourne and Melbourne Fringe. The program has commissioned and presented three exciting and ambitious world premieres annually from 2017 to 2019.

  • Melbourne Fringe 2020

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