As we reclaim the stage for Indigenous storytellers, we have a question for colonisers | Alethea Beetson for IndigenousX

24/05/2022 11:47:00 PM

Our performance honours ancestors, respects Elders and breaks the siloed rules of western arts practice

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As we reclaim the stage for Indigenous storytellers, we have a question for colonisers | Alethea Beetson for IndigenousX

Our performance honours ancestors, respects Elders and breaks the siloed rules of western arts practice

For COOKED a group of young Indigenous people (aged from six years to 27 years old) posed questions to the settlers/colonisers and newcomers of so-called Australia via a website where mob could submit anonymous answers and also ask questions of us. We then turned that into a show. And what a journey it has been.

I will not speak to the content – the work has life to give so I will let it do that. But I will yarn about the process. Coming together as Indigenous creatives on this work has been effortless. Imagining new ancestral stories into existence is seamless. This group of young performers and the wider Digi Youth Arts team of Che, Loki and myself, along with our Elders in Residence Aunty Colleen Wall and Uncle Charles Passi were clearly all meant to connect at this time and create.

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We’re working in solidarity with The Good Room – a Queensland-based performance collective who use the anonymous experiences of ordinary people to create extraordinary theatre works. Read more For COOKED a group of young Indigenous people (aged from six years to 27 years old) posed questions to the settlers/colonisers and newcomers of so-called Australia via a website where mob could submit anonymous answers and also ask questions of us. Linda Burney greets Labor Party supporters as they watch the election count on Saturday night. We then turned that into a show. The Italian escaped from breakaway companions Hugh Carthy (EF Education-EasyPost) and Santiago Buitrago (Bahrain Victorious) to ride the final 18km alone. And what a journey it has been. It’s just so exciting,” she told The Sydney Morning Herald The Age . Storytelling is how we share and pass on knowledge and speak our truth. Van Oord, which won a dredging innovation award for a previous land reclamation project in the Maldives, has pledged to work with local interest groups, use sustainable techniques, minimise silt spread in the lagoon and create new coral – as well as providing seven miles (11km) of new shore protection.

It’s how we connect to our history, ancestors, traditions, and futures. First Nations leaders put forward either May 27, 2023, which would be the anniversary of the 1967 Indigenous referendum, or January 27, 2024, the day after Australia Day. Carthy, Martijn Tusveld (Team DSM) and Rui Costa (UAE Team Emirates) formed a chase group 30 seconds behind, with the former catching the leaders by the time they reached the summit with 40km remaining. – Misteria Towler, a Wiradjuri performer. I will not speak to the content – the work has life to give so I will let it do that. “The political call will be when we think it’s going to be successful, but those dates are very instructive,” she said. But I will yarn about the process. “This is my most beautiful win,” he said afterwards. Coming together as Indigenous creatives on this work has been effortless. Advertisement “On behalf of the Australian Labor Party, I commit to the Uluru Statement,” he said.

Imagining new ancestral stories into existence is seamless. This group of young performers and the wider Digi Youth Arts team of Che, Loki and myself, along with our Elders in Residence Aunty Colleen Wall and Uncle Charles Passi were clearly all meant to connect at this time and create. Dean Parkin, director of the From the Heart Campaign , believes Labor can bring the Voice to parliament within the next term of government, but said the country needed a referendum date. Carapaz, wearing the pink jersey for the first time this year after taking ownership of it on Saturday, was helped through the day’s three long climbs by his powerful Ineos Grenadiers team after falling from his bike during a mass crash early in Sunday’s stage. Storytelling is not only our means of passing on knowledge to the next generation but it is imperative for healing. That’s why it’s essential for us to reclaim these spaces so that our communities can come together, express ourselves, and celebrate through Blak joy. Credit: Brook Mitchell “We need a commitment to a date to set the nation on a path, and we’re certainly looking forward in the first few months of the government to seeing what that date looks like,” Parkin said. – Lenesha Duncan, Wakka Wakka performer. “Then it went smoothly.

Our rehearsal room has become a pivotal place of healing, teaching and strategising – as so many of these spaces are for mob here, and around the world. Loading “Our goal is to get a referendum up in the first term,” she said. It is in the space between creation and movement that we find the answers that we have been looking for. Because in each run through of the performance or scene we learn something new about ourselves that we will carry with us for ever.” Burney said many crossbenchers had already indicated they would support the Voice, and she believed the country is ready. Then we had it under control. The way I tell stories is through the use of movement and dance. It’s how I express myself and my way of (re)connecting with community, culture and myself. “And I think the ‘yes’ case would be enormous.

– Nicholas Currie Inns, Mununjarli and Bundjalung performer. Almeida was unhappy after the race, believing that Carapaz’s Ineos teammate, Pavel Sivakov, had sat up early to try and help the race leader gain a couple of extra seconds. Each person brings their skills and knowledge to the space, and this deepens our performance. Parkin said the extensive work already done on the issue meant a referendum as soon as May next year was feasible. We also reclaim the way we have always told stories by not sticking to the siloed rules of western arts practice. From rock rap to mesmerising dance to intergenerational conversation, our storytelling is not really theatre as our non-Indigenous peers know it. “People are ready for it. “It was two seconds and that’s something, but in the end there’s nothing I could do about it. Storytelling has always been in my blood.

From growing up in a family that had traditional dances it was a somewhat comfortable switch to be on stage still telling those stories. And once this is locked in, you’re going to see a groundswell of support from across the nation,” he said. – Ethan Enoch-Barlow, Quandamooka performer We have always practised “theatre” on these lands. After the race’s final rest day on Monday, the Giro resumes with one of the sport’s toughest climbs up the Mortirolo along the 202km leg from Salò to Aprica. Recently, I completed a doctorate of creative industries focusing on how insurgence and resurgence functions in the creative development of ancestrally connected performance. But my “real” education in this space has been working across generations for the past nine years with Digi Youth Arts telling stories across performance, learning how to do this with respect to agency, protocol and deep time. Reclaiming our space is important as our ancestors were stripped from theirs, and as we now have the stage, we can amplify and present that voice for our people reclaiming our name, mob and identity and owning it.

– Elijah Manis, Kulkalgal Nation performer. The spaces that Digi Youth Arts, myself and many other Indigenous artists have to function in are not made for our processes. Every act on a main stage is still an act of reclamation . Working with Aunty Col and Uncle Charles on this project has given us all insight into the extent to which we can reclaim space that they perhaps could not. It is a reminder that we have been fought for.

When I perform I feel a sense of growth and pride but to feel that towards our young ones elevates its meaning. I’ll always be grateful to my community for allowing me to do this. – Che Skeen, Wakka Wakka /Birra Gubbi producer at Digi Youth Arts. It is an honour to play a role in sharing the stories of the youngest generation of one of the oldest surviving cultures in the world. I cannot wait to watch them all march through these burned down doors and reclaim space in ways yet to be imagined.

Alethea Beetson has worked extensively with Indigenous communities across multiple art forms to inspire new works responding to societal issues, cultural heritage and colonisation. Topics .