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Last but not least on the creative team behind ARDNA: OUR LAND, meet...Jason Tamiru (co-creator) is a proud Yorta Yorta ...
19/10/2022

Last but not least on the creative team behind ARDNA: OUR LAND, meet...

Jason Tamiru (co-creator) is a proud Yorta Yorta man passionate about his people and culture. He has worked with many of Melbourne’s most iconic performing arts companies, museums and festivals. As a producer he supports his people’s creativity by building frameworks that complement cultural expressions. Jason is influenced by anything and everything that stimulates his spirit and soul, and he works to inspire the same passion amongst his community and peers.

Don't miss Jason's vision for ARDNA - performing 21 -23 October at Darebin Arts Centre 👉 https://bit.ly/3Cnepi6

Keep meeting the creative team behind ARDNA: OUR LAND...Raina Ahmed (co-writer) is a Muslim Egyptian poet and writer who...
18/10/2022

Keep meeting the creative team behind ARDNA: OUR LAND...

Raina Ahmed (co-writer) is a Muslim Egyptian poet and writer who aims to change perspective via her writing. Winner of the MSW poetry prize 2018, her writing humanizes all and stirs thoughts through controversial topics. She participated, in the Footscray Community Arts through the West Writer’s Group with Alia Gabres, and MSW gigs.

Rania adores connection and finds writing to be her best way of doing so.

Don't miss hearing her words on the page and presented on stage during ARDNA - performing 21 -23 October at Darebin Arts Centre 👉 https://bit.ly/3Cnepi6

Meet the creative leader behind the diverse and talents creative team of ARDNA: OUR LAND...Aseel Tayah is a Melbourne-ba...
17/10/2022

Meet the creative leader behind the diverse and talents creative team of ARDNA: OUR LAND...

Aseel Tayah is a Melbourne-based Palestinian artist, creative director and cultural leader who uses her practice to advocate for artists of colour, mothers, children and young people, changing the world, one project at a time.

As a creative director and installation artist, Aseel has a wide range of experience; international highlights include We Too Want To Play, the establishment of Palestine’s first network of toy libraries and Fingerprint of an Arab Girl, an annual event showcasing the talents and achievements of girls living under occupation.

She loves cooking food with some traditional Middle Eastern treats that reminds her of her beloved Palestine. And on her free time she loves planting in her garden and play with her kid Reema.

Don't miss Assel's latest collaboration with Yorta Yorta theatre maker, Jason Tamiru - ARDNA - performing 21 -23 October at Darebin Arts Centre 👉 https://bit.ly/3Cnepi6

Continue meeting the creative team behind ARDNA: OUR LAND....Jason Cheetham (Digital Artist) uses story to explore the b...
16/10/2022

Continue meeting the creative team behind ARDNA: OUR LAND....

Jason Cheetham (Digital Artist) uses story to explore the beauty of connection.

Jason's recent collaborations include St Martins Youth Arts Centre, The City of Whittlesea, Australian Chaldean Family Welfare, and ongoing support for Bukjeh projects, among others.

He likes eating anything delicious - but hates choosing!

Check out his digital work at a performance of ARDNA from 21-23 October at Darebin Arts Centre 👉 https://bit.ly/3Cnepi6

Meet more of the incredibly talented and diverse creative team of ARDNA: OUR LAND:Meena Shamaly (Composer) is a composer...
16/10/2022

Meet more of the incredibly talented and diverse creative team of ARDNA: OUR LAND:

Meena Shamaly (Composer) is a composer, session musician, poet, and radio presenter. He can be heard every week on ABC Classic’s Game Show, presenting and speaking on the music of video games to a national (and global online) audience.

Meena is the composer of Innchanted, a video game developed in Victoria in collaboration with some of Australia’s finest First Nations musicians. As a session musician, he is sought for his Middle Eastern vocal performances and playing the oud (the Middle Eastern lute). He most recently collaborated with Christopher Tin (composer of Civilization IV’s Grammy-winning Baba Yetu) on his soundtrack to the 2021 game Old World.
Meena regularly collaborates with multi-disciplinary art collectives with projects that engage with immigrant and refugee experiences, such as Bukjeh and Ardna by Aseel Tayah and Zaffe by Stephanie Ghajar. He regularly performs live on and records multiple instruments with spoken word artists, including Australian Poetry Slam champion Luka Lesson, Melbourne poet Joel McKerrow, and screen actress Anna McGahan.
Some of Meena’s previous work includes performing on the Australian film The Legend of Ben Hall and the British film Rise of the Footsoldier 4: Marbella. His music has been licensed for The Late Late Show with James Corden, Discovery Channel’s Expedition Unknown, Amazon Prime’s The Grand Tour, several Netflix series, Collegehumor videos, and WWE.

Meena loves to eat Nando's, loves to play Hitman, loves to watch superheroes, and loves to have conversations with people who love what they do and speak about it with passion.

Hear Meena's music compositions at a performance of ARDNA 21 -23 October at Darebin Arts Centre 👉 https://bit.ly/3Cnepi6

Meet the creative team of ARDNA: OUR LAND - Didem Caia (Playwright) is a playwright and researcher from Naarm. Didem has...
15/10/2022

Meet the creative team of ARDNA: OUR LAND -

Didem Caia (Playwright) is a playwright and researcher from Naarm. Didem has been produced in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra with notable plays, Vile, Work in Progress and University of Longing receiving repeat productions in Australia and across international writer’s festival.

She is currently producing her first documentary ‘Nobody’s Daughter’ in association with Film Victoria and Documentary Australia, currently set for development in 2022.

Didem’s critical writing have been featured in The Age, Yen magazine, Voiceworks, Meanjin, AustraliaPlays.org, The Currency House Press and ArtsHub.

Didem enjoys reading, speaking, travelling and hiking. She also moonlights as an adolescent health coach and counsellor, and is ever interested in the body/mind connection both creatively and medicinally.

Book your tix for you and the entire family for this beautiful tactile experience suitable for children ages 5 years and older 👉 https://bit.ly/3Cnepi6

Continuing to showcase the talented and diverse creative team of ARDNA: OUR LAND...Kush KT Kuiy (performer/Production Ma...
15/10/2022

Continuing to showcase the talented and diverse creative team of ARDNA: OUR LAND...

Kush KT Kuiy (performer/Production Manager) is a second generation Australian of South-Sudanese heritage. She is of the Nuer nation in the Upper Nile region and a proud cie-wang woman. Kush is a “doer of many things” , she is an independent producer/artist/writer/curator and avid bird watcher. She brings her lived experience of suburban life to her producing practice, as a lifetime resident of the South-East of Melbourne, she stages innovative experiences that showcase performing artists emerging from South-East Melbourne’s burgeoning scene. Kush’s artistic practice is very personal, she is experimental in exploring how she can manipulate different mediums to reflect her third-culture experience; connect with her cultural heritage; and the natural world.

Catch Kush's performance in ARDNA from 21- 23 October at Darebin Arts Centre 👉 https://bit.ly/3Cnepi6

Our next presentation, ARDNA: OUR LAND begins its season at Darebin Arts Centre next week and we want you to meet the cr...
14/10/2022

Our next presentation, ARDNA: OUR LAND begins its season at Darebin Arts Centre next week and we want you to meet the creative team!

Oz Malik (performer) is a Naarm/Melbourne based actor. He has been involved in feature films, web series and stage productions. Oz hopes to be a role model in the community and tell more meaningful and diverse stories.

Oz's favourite things are international politics, Rumi poetry and watching films.

Grab your kids (suitable for ages 5 years and older) and your tix for ARDNA - performing 21 - 23 October at Darebin Arts Centre 👉 https://bit.ly/3Cnepi6

A story of land. A story of home.You and your kids, aged 5 and older, are invited to experience a beautiful, tactile exp...
14/10/2022

A story of land. A story of home.

You and your kids, aged 5 and older, are invited to experience a beautiful, tactile experience that uses Aboriginal and Middle Eastern dance, songs and storytelling at Darebin Arts Centre. Created by Aseel Tayah and respected Yorta Yorta theatre maker Jason Tamiru.

21 - 23 October as part of Melbourne Fringe. Book tix here 👉 https://bit.ly/3Cnepi6

Kicking off the Melbourne International Jazz Festival season, join us for a unique performance by Music Victoria Award n...
12/10/2022

Kicking off the Melbourne International Jazz Festival season, join us for a unique performance by Music Victoria Award nominated 12-piece band, Menagerie (founded by guitarist, producer and songwriter Lance Ferguson) at Darebin Arts Centre this Friday 14 October at 7.30pm. The group will perform songs from their 2021 album, 'Many Worlds' for the first time.

Book your tix here 👉 https://bit.ly/3CPtWst or get them at the door.

Yaaassss! 👏 Congrats to Jonathan Homsey and the untitled likeminded dancers of colour on a successful Melbourne Fringe s...
12/10/2022

Yaaassss! 👏 Congrats to Jonathan Homsey and the untitled likeminded dancers of colour on a successful Melbourne Fringe season at Darebin Arts Centre. We are honoured to support such an incredibly talented collective 🥳

📸 Wildhardt

Final performances of Leah Shelton's BATSH*T at Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre resume today! Only a few tickets remain ...
11/10/2022

Final performances of Leah Shelton's BATSH*T at Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre resume today! Only a few tickets remain for tonight's 8pm performance, and catch it every night through Saturday 15 October at 8pm.

Please note: due to unforeseen circumstances, the Sat 15 October, 2pm performance has been cancelled. Ticket buyers have been contacted by our box office staff.

BOOK NOW for all other performances 👉 https://bit.ly/3UDWUSV or take your chance at the door

📸 Pia Johnson

Melbourne Fringe

Grab your tickets and get your dance on! Don't miss the final performance of TRUTHCLUB at Darebin Arts Centre, 8pm. 👉 ht...
10/10/2022

Grab your tickets and get your dance on! Don't miss the final performance of TRUTHCLUB at Darebin Arts Centre, 8pm. 👉 https://bit.ly/3yfPDzh

📸 Wildhardt

Melbourne Fringe Jonathan Homsey

TRUTHCLUB is ready to welcome you this Saturday, Sunday & Monday into a safe space where you can express your truth thro...
07/10/2022

TRUTHCLUB is ready to welcome you this Saturday, Sunday & Monday into a safe space where you can express your truth through dance.

Please leave yourself plenty of time to arrive - Metro trains is offering Bus Replacement services to bell street Station. Alternatively, Darebin Arts Centre has plenty of car parking at the venue.

Time Out Melbourne has listed TRUTHCLUB in its best theatre in Melbourne Fringe this year. Don't miss out in seeing this...
06/10/2022
8 of the best shows at Melbourne Fringe Festival

Time Out Melbourne has listed TRUTHCLUB in its best theatre in Melbourne Fringe this year.

Don't miss out in seeing this new work created by award-winning choreographer Jonathan Homsey and the untitled likeminded dancers of colour.

8 - 10 October at Darebin Arts Centre

Including a camp puppet retelling of why aliens from Uranus journeyed to Earth in order to befriend an influencer.

Thanks, DanceLife Australia 🫶
05/10/2022

Thanks, DanceLife Australia 🫶

In a nightclub in a (not-so-distant) future, there is only one place to decipher society and get to the truth. Enter TRUTHCLUB, where dance is an antidote to fake news.

As part of The Melbourne Fringe Festival, Speakeasy - Darebin Arts presents TRUTHCLUB from 8 – 10 October at Darebin Arts Centre.

Read article here: https://www.dancelife.com.au/jonathan-homseys-truthclub/


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