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By Soretti Kadir

Humanness and What Took It

A multilingual performance combining theatre, poetry, song and Oromo dance. Exploring what it means to be human in the presence of each other – those who elevate your humanity and those who deny it.

Dedicated to lifting up the diverse philosophies and stories that the Oromo worldview has to offer.

Soretti Kadir dedicates this performance to the memory of Haacaaluu Hundeessaa, an Oromo Hero.


At Home Residency Showing

A sneak peek into the work was live streamed on Saturday 12 September 2020.

A recording of this Showing is available to stream on demand via the Take Over! playlist on Youtube. Available for a strictly limited time, until Thursday 22 October.

Follow the Take Over! Facebook Group for updates, as the artists prepare for Melbourne Fringe.


Artist bio

Soretti Kadir is an Oromo storyteller and facilitator. 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.


Program Partners

Melbourne Fringe logo


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

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