Bodies in Motion


"Separation" is a dance film performed and created by young, recent refugees to Australia from Sri Lanka.

It is part of Banyan, a creative initiative using storytelling to reshape the lives of a group of recently arrived Sri Lankan refugees in Sydney. Some of the participants are engaging in the arts for the first time. The dance education in "Separation" was facilitated by Anandavalli from Lingalayam Dance Company and the media education was facilitated by Shakthi Sivanathan, Guido Gonzalez, and Elias Nohra from CuriousWorks. This project was assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. 

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