How do we find the light within the dark? How do we cultivate beauty out of trauma and begin to heal, for ourselves and one another?
Both interdisciplinary and intercultural, Exhale is about Indigeneity, accountability and trauma. It explores the relationships and boundaries forged between Indigenous cultures on foreign lands; negotiations between environmental and urban lifestyles; and the ability to heal through storytelling.
Exhale is the creation of Black Birds – a Sydney collective fast gaining kudos for energetic, uplifting performances that astutely dissect the female Black and Brown experience in Australia. Incorporating art forms including spoken word, movement, dance, song and story, Black Birds’ work is at once intimate and unexpected, challenging and empowering.
Listen to the Artist Talk/Q&A featuring Emele Ugavule and Ayeesha Ash, facilitated by Torika Bolatagici.
This work was developed with the support of Next Wave festival, Arts House and the City of Melbourne.