Franka Kirby is a third-year theatre maker with a special interest in telling genuine, everyday stories. In this world filled with turmoil, Franka wants to tell stories that give different perspectives on the human experience, and believes in creating spaces in which we can all be free to express and love ourselves and each other.


To think of paradise, is to have seen hell. Paradise is freedom, and freedom is vast – with space to feel, heal and live. My dance film remembers our women; celebrates being a woman. With our burdens, scars and traumas, we choose ourselves, each other. We choose to be relentless.


Franka Kirby, Kanyane Lebohang Matsimela, Daliya Jodi Russel

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