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Deadly Voices from the House

A podcast that takes intimate interviews with First Nations artists and leaders to the world. Acclaimed presenter, journalist, actor, producer and arts guru Rhoda Roberts AO returns to our airwaves to present Deadly Voices from the House, recorded live from Sydney Opera House. Featuring a diverse selection of guest appearances from prominent First Nations leaders from the music, arts and culture sector. Deadly Voices from the House provides an important platform to discuss critical issues and explore the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary culture. Deadly Voices from the House is supported by Sydney Opera House Presents, the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia and the National Indigenous Radio Service.
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Sep 30, 2019

Listen to Seini Taumoepeau AKA SistaNative on the Deadly Voices podcast, a Tongan Australian who has a career spanning over 30 years in the performing arts as a presenter and a performer. She has been involved in broadcasting since she was 13 years old and is committed to extending the stories and narratives of Oceania and refers to herself as an orator and song woman.

Exploring the truth of a mistold tale of circus and wonder, Natives Go Wild uncovers the stories and tales of a mob of circus delights, highlighting their strength and resilience through provocative political humour, searing irony and stinging social commentary.

https://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/events/whats-on/first-nations/2019/natives-go-wild.html

 

Sep 30, 2019

We are very excited to welcome to the stage Niuean multidisciplinary artist Josephine Mailisi. Josie is a talented contortionist, aerialist, choreographer and dancer. Some of her career highlights include MOTIVE 2018 where she was an aerial hoop soloist and co-producer, and the 2018 All Blacks vs China half time entertainment where she performed as an aerialist. Josie will be bringing our ‘FeeJee Mermaid’ to life through mesmerising aerial contortion. Listen to Josephine on the Deadly Voices podcast.

Exploring the truth of a mistold tale of circus and wonder, Natives Go Wild uncovers the stories and tales of a mob of circus delights, highlighting their strength and resilience through provocative political humour, searing irony and stinging social commentary. 

https://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/events/whats-on/first-nations/2019/natives-go-wild.html

Sep 30, 2019

Listen to Mika Haka on the Deadly Voices podcast and discover this incandescent queer Maori performance artist. An absolute firecracker in New Zealand’s performance art world, Mika’s life has been an ongoing production of both the fabulous and the revolutionary. After discovering disco in the ‘70s, Mika has worked with Carmen, Dalvanius Prime and others to develop striking stage shows. He has recorded seven albums in Maori and in English and has received an APRA Maioha Award nomination recognising his contribution to contemporary Maori music. Mika will be leading our cast as the as the effervescent Ring Master.

Exploring the truth of a mistold tale of circus and wonder, Natives Go Wild uncovers the stories and tales of a mob of circus delights, highlighting their strength and resilience through provocative political humour, searing irony and stinging social commentary. 

https://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/events/whats-on/first-nations/2019/natives-go-wild.html

Sep 30, 2019

Chelsea McGuffin is a circus performer and leading circus director from Brisbane, QLD and is leading our mob as the Director of Natives Go Wild. Chelsea has worked in circus companies such as Circus Monoxide, Flipside Circus and CIRCA Contemporary Circus. Since founding her own company, Company2, she has been committed to creating her own work which combines her dance background and passion for circus. Listen to Chelsea’s Deadly Voices podcast episode and hear all about her directorial plans for this exciting new circus cabaret.

Exploring the truth of a mistold tale of circus and wonder, Natives Go Wild uncovers the stories and tales of a mob of circus delights, highlighting their strength and resilience through provocative political humour, searing irony and stinging social commentary. 

https://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/events/whats-on/first-nations/2019/natives-go-wild.html

Jan 20, 2019

As part of our Badu Gili series, Rhoda Roberts chats with Patricia Ansell Dodds and Mervyn Rubuntja about their selected artworks. 

Patricia has been painting for 14 years and has earned a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Associate Diploma in Business Management and Certificate One Tourism. She has lectured in Art, Aboriginal Cross Culture Courses at IAD as well as Aboriginal Cross Culture, History of Central Australia at Remote Health in Alice Springs for Flinders University. Her art has featured in logos for Nationals meetings in Alice Springs. Her art contributed to Alice Springs claiming the title of Territory Tidy town in 2007 as it decorated 30 bins for the local town council.

Mervyn was born at the Telegraph Station in Alice Springs. Mervyn has followed in his father’s footsteps painting in the watercolour style that his father taught him. When Mervyn was 13 years old his family moved to Hermannsburg this is where he first saw watercolour paintings as he watched his uncles Maurice, Oscar and Keith Namatjira painting like their father Albert. Arnulf Ebatarinja another uncle kindled Mervyn’s painting talent when he gave him some watercolour paperboard and taught him to paint.

Jan 20, 2019

Ainoa Tala Gaidan's artwork was selected to be projects onto the Sydney Opera House Sails as part of Badu Gili 2018.

Rhoda Roberts sits down with Ainoa to chat about his style and history in the art scene.

Jun 28, 2018

Fervent, fierce and profoundly personal, Gudirr Gudirr is a powerfully emotive solo work by one of Australia's most revered Indigenous dancer-choreographers, Dalisa Pigram.

Rhoda Roberts sits down with Dalisa to chat about the stage show  s inception and what it means today. 

Playing at the Sydney Opera House 27 - 30 June. 

Feb 16, 2018

Casey Conway, is a former NRL player from Queensland. Not only is he an advocate for LGBTQI+ inclusion in sport and acceptance within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, but Casey's recognised around the world due to his modelling career with aussieBum. 

Feb 16, 2018

Episode 2: Partners features Kirstie Parker and De Greer-Yindimicarlie - Kirstie holds a senior position within the South Australian Public Service and is the former CEO of the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence, seasoned political campaigner and representative for Indigenous voices. De is an award-winning Aboriginal artist practising across a variety of mediums and the owner/operator of Yindi Artz, she is also a graphic designer, film and music producer and entrepreneur. Kirstie and De make a formidable team.

Dec 11, 2017

Ben Graetz – AKA Miss Ellaneous is an Indigenous queen who co-founded Miss First Nation 2017 which took place in September in Darwin and was a search for Australia’s best Indigenous Drag performers – it built on his work with Queens – The Ultimate Drag Crown. Ben is also a Creative Producer, director, writer & performer.

Dec 3, 2017

Dameyon Bonson is the founder of the Black Rainbow Foundation – a national advocacy and touch point set up as a social enterprise to prevent intentional self-harm and social isolation among Indigenous young people who identify as LGBTQI+.

Nov 16, 2017

Episode 1: Transitioning features Beau James (who was known as Donna Carstens at the time of the recording) - from the Mununjali clan of the Yugambeh Nation from South-East Queensland, with links to Stradbroke Island. Beau is an accomplished physical theatre/circus performer working in the community arts, social justice and education sectors. They have worked extensively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities throughout Australia and is currently employed as the Manager of Indigenous Programs at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney.

Oct 25, 2016

Rhoda Roberts is joined by Danielle Ireland-Piper who serves as Co-Convenor of the Transnational, International and Comparative Law and Policy (TICLP) Network. She teaches constitutional law and various aspects of public international law. Her research interests include human rights, transnational crime, comparative constitutional law and public international law. Her employment history includes time as a NSW Ministerial Policy Advisor in Community Services and Aboriginal Affairs, as a legal officer at the Queensland Crime and Misconduct Commission, and in private legal practice. Danielle was also an Associate to the Honourable Justice Kiefel. In 2014, she was awarded a 'National Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning' and in 2013, she won the 'LexisNexis / Australasian Law Teachers Association Early Career Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Teaching of Law.

Sep 19, 2016

Join Rhoda Roberts in conversation with Linda Burney in this week's Deadly Voices from the House.

Together they discuss Linda's career in politics, growing up not knowing of her Indigenous heritage, and the feeling of marching alongside 350,000 people for social justice and reconciliation.

Sep 15, 2016

On today's episode of Deadly Voices from the House Rhoda Roberts is joined by Linda Burney, the Member for Barton and the first Indigenous woman to be elected to the House of Representatives. Together they discuss Linda's illustrious career in politics, her experience growing up not knowing of her Indigenous heritage, and the feeling of marching alongside 350,000 people for social justice and reconciliation. 

Aug 15, 2016

Rhoda Roberts is joined by AFL legend, Adam Goodes for a discussion about his tireless work as Australian of the Year, the racial discrimination he faced throughout his sporting career, his work as a White Ribbon ambassador, and his plans for life after the Sydney Swans.  

Jul 17, 2016

Welcome to Deadly Voices from the House an informative, entertaining half hour of storytelling and discussion, it delivers lively and revealing conversations with prominent First Nations leaders from the music, arts and culture sector here in Australia and overseas.

In the first episode, we turn the tables and Rhoda Roberts is interviewed by Ann Mossop, Head of the Talks and Ideas program at Sydney Opera House.  Rhoda discusses her childhood, her parents, coming to terms with the loss of her sister, and recently being awarded the Order of Australia medal. 

Jul 8, 2016

Announcing Deadly Voices from the House, a monthly podcast featuring conversations with First Nations artists & leaders from around the country hosted by Rhoda Roberts Head of Indigenous Programming. 

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