‘With Emerging we want to not only tell our story, but use our art form to give voice to others who are navigating similar journeys and to let them know they are not alone. We want to highlight the nuances, the fragility and ferocity in this journey, bravery and fear, determination and dignity. We have made Emerging because we aspire to live in a world where gender diverse, non binary and trans people are visible, valued and live safe and fulfilled lives’.
– Daniela Essart, Scarabeus Artistic Director and Naissa Bjørn, Performer and Collaborator
An exploration on the themes of gender, identity and representation; combining aerial, dance, theatre and excerpts from letters, EMERGING navigates a complex parent-child relationship and life-changing process. It’s an intimate experience of the power of creativity to facilitate profound change.