Emele Ugavule - Ceguva

Australia – Asia

Ceguva 2.0

Ceguva meaning ‘to breathe’ in Vosa Vakaviti is a collaborative & explorative digital residency led by Tokelauan Fijian storyteller, Emele Ugavule.

In 2021 three expert Oceanic movers and choreographers were invited to be in conversation with emerging choreographers from the Asia Pacific about how to identify the multiplicity of time that they embody, where it increases stress and anxiety and where it supports alignment and flow in creativity.

In 2022 Ceguva 2.0 Emele works with illustrator and animator, Steffie Yee, and a web developer to create a prototype of an online program that collates time centric data, and creates suggested schedules based on how self, settler and soil time can interact.

Dancers Amy Zhang and Moemoana Schwenke will input and work to implement the schedule with their daily lives.

This work  is foundational for a broader exploration around building a sustainable creative ecosystem that embeds genealogical wellbeing, place specific knowledge and blood memory into creative process as a proactive – rather than reactive – response to cultural safety and story sovereignty.

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