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World Premiere
Presented by Arts House for Next Wave Festival 2018

6.30pm, Wed 9 May
6.30pm, Thurs 10 May
6.30pm, Fri 11 May
5.30pm, Sat 12 May

50 mins
$20 / $15

Arts House
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
North Melbourne


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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.

Creators & Performers:
Ayeesha Ash & Emele Ugavule

Supported by – Next Wave and the City of Melbourne through Arts House
Image by – Emele Ugavule