Emele is a Tokelauan (Te Kaiga Ona Lomatutua, Nukunonu) Fijian (Kaideuba, Navua) woman, born in Aotearoa (Takapuna, New Zealand) and living on Gadigal lands of the Eora Nation (Sydney, Australia).
She is currently an Associate Producer of Q Theatre’s New Works + Development at The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Co-Artistic Director of Black Birds and the Creative Director of Talanoa.
Jasmine Togo-Brisby shares with us how through artistic expression she uses tools of oppression to empower and heal and the importance of acknowledging the South Sea Islander comunity and their contributions to Australia’s history.
So it’s 2019 and pop culture finally has dipped both feet in the winding and intersecting worlds of diverse representation. We are calling out colonisation time and time again for reducing our understanding of everything from gender and sex to ethnicity & beauty to simplistic binaries. Male/female, Queer/straight, beautiful/ugly. Diversity is on everyone’s lips, but […]
Stanley Nalo is an emerging hip-hop dancer, born in Nouméa and raised in Vanuatu. After college, he came back to Nouméa where he danced with break dance crews. He competed in various hip-hop battles in France including Battle of the Year 2011 (6th place), Juste Debout 2016 (final) and was winner of the European Street […]
As technology continues to connect our globalized community it is also helping our Pacific community to shift our perceptions of beauty after years of being subjected to Western ideals and standards. Rukshana Afu is a Samoan Fijian-Indian woman determined to make her mark in the world of beauty and fashion, advocating for the positive and […]
Talanoa presents a new bite sized video mini series where we get to know someone from the Pacific Community! Brandon Waqavonovono loves letter writing and playing with his friends! Watch his story in the next episode of Talanoa Bites!
Talanoa presents a new bite sized video mini series where we get to know someone from the Pacific Community! Elizabeth Kite spent time with us last week to talk about the importance of Pacific representation within the Commonwealth Youth Council and how she hopes to contribute to that! Watch our first Talanoa Bites episode now!