Ernie Blackmore


In ways that had not occurred to me previously, I have discovered that having one’s own will can be terrifying at times and yet at others can be totally liberating. Although not happening as quickly as they might have liked, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performance arts practitioners of disciplines that range from light and sound through to design, directing and acting, are becoming involved in a movement within Indigenous performing arts communities that supports young Aboriginal people in the exercise of their own will. Indigenous artists are developing a ‘voice’ of their own.



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