Embodiments Dance is committed to creating a learning environment which fosters diverse perspectives and experiences. Sarah welcome all who identify as woman to our workshops including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, queer or intersex. We welcome people of all cultural and religious backgrounds and women of colour especially First Nations people.
Sarah recognise and celebrates that she live on the lands of the Boonwurrung and Bunerong peoples of the Kulin Nation. She acknowledges the ancestors of these lands. Sarah has spent her life walking the shores of the naarm and Warn Marrin. She is committed to yeldnjii/deep listening and to learn more about and from First Nations people especially from those on whose Land she works, lives and plays.
She is also grateful for the teaching of Lionel Launch through his walks on BoonWurrung lands and recommends Living Culture programs to her participants. She is deeply interested in First Nations stories and story telling and supports the wonderful film makers, theatre makers, writers and story tellers.
Decolonising the mind is an ongoing process and Sarah is personally invested in this and engages in many programs, workshops and reading to support this. In 2022 Sarah participated in the Initiatives of Change program, Turruk- Truth Telling and Deep Listening, and in 2023 followed this up with participation in the Walking Together to support the Uluru Statement of the Heart.
Sarah chooses to spend 1% of all profit to purchase art, clothing, and accessories from First Nations people. She acknowledged she lives in unceded lands, and that although there is a treaty and truth telling establishment process in place, there is yet to be a treaty with First Nations people here in Victoria or Australia. Sarah supports the Voice to Parliament and affirms the necessity of recognising First Nations people in the Constitution.
Substantial discounts are available to First Nations people and refugees. And please ask for a concession rate if you are experiencing any financial strain and hold an underrepresented identity.
Sarah welcome feedback that promotes diversity, equity & justice in course materials & in course learning & sharing.