SILENCE pulls the Treaty conversation out from under the rug and invites you to make it a talking point.
SILENCE is about the space in between. The conversations not being heard and the responses that are muted. Through the beating of a drum, bodies thrash through frequencies to uncover what lies in the SILENCE. SILENCE can give stories and strength, yet SILENCE can wound. There’s SILENCE between the stars as the Emu travels across the night sky, or the dancer’s energy when they hit the Cut between rhythms. It’s also the deafening silence under white noise. The same questions echoed through generations. We have marched across Country. We have had promises made and promises broken. We have drafted our own, and we are still the only sovereign peoples without one. In SILENCE we pull it from under the rug and slam it back on the table. Let’s listen to the SILENCE and design an agreement to heal us, our land and the wound of this nation. Because the conversation about a TREATY will never be silenced.
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Karul Projects is a performing arts company sharing stories of cultural relevance, Indigenous knowledge and responsibility in Australia’s current and future identity. Karul is a Yugambeh word meaning ‘everything’. Named so because Karul Projects will do everything we can to strengthen and empower the cultural knowledge of this land so future generations can continue to learn and enjoy Aboriginal Australia’s rich heritage. Though Karul Projects mainly identify with dance and choreography, we will utilise every medium we feel best suits the story we are sharing.
Karul Projects has developed and toured work nationally and internationally, including presentations at Next Wave in Melbourne, Australian Performing Arts Market in Brisbane, Dance Massive and Living Ritual in Canada. Karul Projects’ vision is to have a repertoire of works in various stages of development and presentation, for engagement across various markets including locally throughout QLD and Northern NSW, nationally across Australia and internationally. Karul Projects present their work as a beacon to promote and cultivate independent Indigenous dance and activate local communities.
Karul Projects’ are engaging BlakDance, the peak body for Indigenous Dance in Australia, as their Producer for a national tour of [MIS]CONCEIVE, along with rigorous support from arTour.
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