Amaara Raheem is a choreographer, performer, researcher and writer based in Melbourne. Her work takes multiple modes – live events, video, text, and song/spoken word – and has been presented in Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Canada, UK, and throughout Europe. She collaborates with artists and researchers from other fields to make work that is assembled in and through the body. Her primary materials are movement, and words. She is completing a practice-based PhD at School of Architecture & Urban Design, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
Amaara Raheem Speaking Dancer in-residence
Speaking Dancer is a ‘persona’. She emerged from my practice, from years of moving, and speaking, and perhaps she also emerged from my art/life relations. As a female, brown, immigrant, independent, dance artist I am of multiple belongings. I have strong allegiances with more than one place, inhabit more than one ‘home’, more than one social, cultural, disciplinary belonging. My experience of ‘home’ and ‘identity’ – as a person, as a dancer – is not fixed, rather continually made and unmade by relations.