Karul Projects

Started by Thomas E.S. Kelly and Taree Sansbury in 2017, Karul Projects is a performing arts company with a focus to increase First Nations’ voices, visibilities and stories locally, nationally and internationally. Karul is a Yugambeh Language word which means ‘Everything’. Named so because Karul will do everything it can to strengthen and empower the cultural knowledge of this land so future generations continue to be proud and learn from Australia’s rich First Nations’ heritage. Additionally, ‘Karul’ represents our works. Alongside our grounding medium of dance we also use Karul/Everything that we feel best suits the story and information we are sharing incorporating theatre, film, projection, animation, singing and more. Karul Projects are proudly supported through Arts Queensland and the City of Gold Coast through their Multi Year Organisational Funding. 2018 on the Gold Coast is where creating SILENCE began, premiering in 2020 at Brisbane Festival and then embarking on a Queensland regional tour in 2022, a season at DanceX Festival presented by The Australian Ballet, and began the National tour over 2023-2024.

Acknowledgement of Country

Strut Dance acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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