What is cultural performance?

What is cultural performance and why is it important? 

We are thankful that our Inspire performers are assisted and supported by ExitLeft Performance Academy. Our performers offer a wide and varied range of performance types and each artist’s performance is influenced by their own culture and background. So across our performers you can witness a wide range of spectacular diversity. We spoke to Ian Williams, the Managing and Artistic Director at ExitLeft Performance Academy, the performance company that trains our Inspire performers and helps them to become ‘stage ready’.

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Lawrence Gino

Lawrence has been working seriously as a musician and community mentor since emerging with Community projects lead by Kickstart Arts in the early 2000s, including Power Hip Hop (with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra).

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Nowruz celebration – Paywand

Nowruz celebration with Paywand band!!

Come along and celebrate Nowruz (Iranian New Year, also known as the Persian New Year) with the Iranian community.

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ABC Christmas Angel

In the lead up to christmas and the new year, Inspire performer Shuang Zhang was invited to sing Happy New Year in Mandarin and English for ABC Radio – Mornings with Leon Compton.

View Shuang’s Inspire biography



Pardhu Allu is a professional dance performer and dance instructor who performs a unique style called All Style Dance Fusion

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Meet Mwase


Mwase with his son, George.

Mwase performs traditional Malawian dance, percussion, story telling and singing. Hiss friends and family describe him as “funny, very passionate about things and engaging” and he love it when an audience becomes involves and participates in one of his performances.

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What is Malawian music?

We asked one of our performers, Mwase Makalani to describe traditional Malawian music…

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Meet Shewit

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Meet Shewit, a talented female vocalist, performer and rapper who writes her own music. She’s been performing since she was 7 and has no plans to slow down. Read on to find out more about Shewit and read about her most memorable performance which featured performing in Grease and a wardrobe malfunction…

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Inspire Launch – a night of celebration

On the 22nd of June 2017 the Migrant Resource Centre (Southern Tasmania) launched Inspire, an innovative and vibrant program that highlights the positive contributions made by migrants and refugees to the Tasmanian community.

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ABC News – Migrants showcasing culture to adopted communities in Tasmania

“A state government funded program to connect the broader community to multicultural talent has been launched in southern Tasmania. Inspire Tasmania will showcase performers from a range of different cultures, each with their own story to tell.”
Check out the ABC’s full article on the Inspire program here
By Aneeta Bhole