Talanoa: Walk the Talk

Talanoa Performance:

Sunday 20 June 2pm FREE @ Emerge Festival Main Event, Melbourne, Australia

Featuring a public performance by:
Dambai Dancing Group of Sudan
Te Roro n Rikirake Kiribati Youth Group
Shigeyuki Kihara

Talanoa: Walk the Talk is an inspiring cultural arts project, taking place in Melbourne from May to June, 2010. Commissioned by Multicultural Arts Victoria, internationally renowned Japanese/ Samoan artist Shigeyuki Kihara will apply the ancient Samoan concept of talanoa – a practice of talking through matters of cultural and social importance with two very different cultural groups during her two month residency in Melbourne. Working with the Dambai Dancing Sudan Group and Te Roro n Rikirake Kiribati Youth Group, Shigeyuki Kihara will facilitate a new dialogue between two of Melbourne’s newest communities.

Talanoa: Walk the Talk VII

Tuesday 22nd June 2010
The Willin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development
Faculty of the VCA and Music, The University of Melbourne
234 St Kilda Road, South Bank, Melbourne, Australia

The first ever Talanoa Forum; Art, Community & Social Function brings together elders and community leaders from Indigenous Australia, Kiribati and the Sudanese communities based in Melbourne in a conversation about their past, present and future goals. Invited guests include artists, human rights activists, academia, police, members of parliament, lawyers, religious leaders, students, grass roots organisations, political analysts, social services for indigenous, refugee and asylum seeker communities, youth services and more.

“It’s time for art to function for real social change.”


Multicultural Arts Victoria - Talanoa e-flyer

Image via Shigeyuki Kihara

Source: Shigeyuki Kihara

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