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whatchaupto? maurial spearim

Maurial Spearim, Body Armour 2012 Maurial Spearim, Body Armour 2012
photo Steven Rhall
I am interested in exploring theatre, song and dance through the expressions of the body and the utterance of the voice; where artforms combine to create a story evoking the past, present, race, gender and age to a seamless progression and examination of life. I am influenced by a mixture of past and present; how deeds done can influence the ‘now.’

I had an early introduction to storytelling, dance and song from learning and performing my traditional songs and dances, ever since I could walk. This has formed a strong foundation for me to grow and further develop my talents. I undertook a Diploma of Performing Arts at Southbank TAFE QLD then was encouraged to apply to the VCA.

I am currently working with Ilbijerri Theatre Company touring Australia performing in Body Armour, a show that has been designed to raise awareness of Hepatitis C in the Indigenous community and beyond. It has been a fantastic experience and it is truly a blessing to be doing what I love every day. I am also in the process of developing my first album, which I am hoping to release in 2014.

Maurial Spearim is an Indigenous woman from the Gamilaraay nation on her father’s side and Kooma/Muruuwari on her mother’s. She is an actress, writer, singer and dancer. You can see her shake and groove in the fun dance show called Move it Mob Style (ABC3 TV) and later in the year she will appear in a short film called Sweet where she plays a flirtatious teenager.

RealTime issue #111 Oct-Nov 2012 pg. 23

© Maurial Spearim; for permission to reproduce apply to [email protected]

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