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Sermsah Bin Saad

Contributor

Nyikina

Sermsah’s name in the Indigenous community is synonymous with theatre, television, film, festival circuits, opera, dance and choreography. He was top 14 on “So You Think You Can Dance Australia” in 2008 and made history as the first ever Indigenous dancer on commercial television. He was a radio broadcaster for Joy 94.9 with his own show, 'Urban Dreaming', about bridging the gap, as well as a facilitator on empowerment of cultural and spiritual development in education using the medium of the arts as a tool to educate society. Above all his artistic achievements, Sermsah values his
heritage. He is a proud Nyikina man from the Kimberley’s. He believes in ‘Liyan' - a saying from his hometown of Broome/Derby, meaning connection to Country, spirit and your instinctual knowledge.

Sermsah is representing Aboriginal people on the terrible atrocities of colonialism and the displacement of his own people in his own Country. He believes we have been subjected to this for too long and it still continues systemically today.

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