In her first solo show, Ghenoa Gela invites audiences to explore the complex political, social, colonial and cultural expectations that she navigates on a daily basis.
Autobiographical in nature, My Urrwai is a collection of unique and deeply personal stories told through movement and words. Guided by the direction of Rachael Maza, Gela puts on in indomitable performance that is both provocative and moving.
“The opportunity to create and perform like I do for My Urrwai is quite phenomenal. There’s not a lot of opportunities to have a platform like this so I’m very thankful,” says Gela.
“I’m really fortunate I get to express myself through the arts. There’s not a lot of places where you can express yourself and your views. The arts in general are needed in the world.”
My Urrwai is presented by Belvoir and Performing Lines in association with ILBIJERRI & Sydney Festival.
Jan 19-Feb 4. Belvoir, 18 & 25 Belvoir St, Surry Hills. $25-$49+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.belvoir.com.au
By Emily Shen.