Woven through intimate storytelling and the language of movement, Joshua Taliani boldly confronts inner demons, revealing the layers of silent struggles.
Seamlessly blending the intricate web of trauma, silence, and the spectre of self-destruction with the power of artistic storytelling, Joshua illuminates the often-unspoken challenges within the human psyche.
Unravelling the intricate tapestry of life and memory, viewers are taken on a compelling yet haunting life journey through Joshua’s personal experiences and transformations.
This project is supported by Metro Arts Creative Development Program 2024.
Metro Arts Creative Development Program supports experimentation, collaboration, and exploration of new forms and models by emerging and mid-career artists.
Joshua Taliani is a First Nations (Bidjara/Kullali/ Wakka Wakka) Italian Artist and Performer.
Working across genres, from street dance to dance theatre, Joshua’s practice has been grounded in hip-hop but his experience includes contemporary dance.
Joshua’s signature style is heavy on open choreography and infused with the art form of vogue (a part of the Ballroom culture). Joshua is also the Father of the Trailblazing House of Alexander – a leader in the queer BIPOC community which continues the legacy of Harlem’s Ballroom culture of creating space for, and helping to nurture, Trans and queer BIPOC.
Commercially Joshua has been a part of campaigns for “Bonds” and “Adidas” through his work with Pink Matter. He is now pushing the boundaries of his practice, crossing his work with learnings of culture and the queer movement.
Wanida is a creative director, choreographer and performance artist. In 2017 she founded Pink Matter, a company aimed at creating opportunities, highlighting powerful women in the community and creating conversation around the intersectionality of diversity in Australian media.
Some of the projects Wanida has been involved with are: Performing in the ‘Commonwealth Games’ and the ‘Special Olympics’ as well as featuring in campaigns for Vice, Absolut Vodka, Fox Sports & Universal Store. Wanida is a proud woman of colour that is successfully working in multiple fields of street/commercial dance.
Often judging events, teaching workshops and producing work, She’s highly active in the dance community with 3 sold out independent productions under her belt. She continues to strive to inspire, mentor and be a pillar of representation.