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Sela Vai is the choreographer of Brown Skin Girl, playing in the inaugural Batch Festival at Griffin this week.

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Brown Skin Girl: Sela Vai – Video

Date: 22 Apr 2018

Sela Vai is a Sydney-based artist seeking to create “sensuous alchemy” through movement.

She is the choreographer of the Black Birds production Brown Skin Girl, one of the highlights of the inaugural Batch Festival at Griffin.

“What drives my work at the moment … is the representation of female choreographers and Pacific Islander choreographers because I feel like I know so many Pacific Islander hip-hop dancers but as you go through different parts of the dance community and other genres, I see it less and less.

“I would like to think that just by me existing and standing on stage [or] in front of a class is another way for young female dancers and young Pacific Islander dancers to see themselves in me.”

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