Olenka Toroshenko
Presented in partnership with The Mill, Adelaide, supported by Arts South Australia.

Most of us are transplants. Uprooted from one country and resettled, making home in another's. Seed. Water. Root. Grow. Harvest. Eat. Die. Decompose. Repeat.

Told from the perspective of a Ukrainian Canadian living in Australia, this ritual performance piece wonders how one might create, nourish and question culture in a globalised, colonised world.

Olenka enlists her mother tongue, Ukrainian, and the mediums of song, dance, folk traditions, recipes, story, poetry and prayer to enliven the depths of the unspoken, mysterious places where spirit lives… if we're willing to cultivate it. We are future roots.

Recording of live performance on 02/09/22 at The Flying Nun, Darlinghurst.

Content Warning: This performance is recommended for ages 15+ and contains coarse language and themes of death/dying.


Creator, Writer & Performer: Olenka Toroshenko
Sound & Lighting Design: Will Spartalis


OLENKA NATALYA TOROSHENKO is a Ukrainian/Canadian artist, writer and producer whose life is in service to a saner, meaningful existence. She is a multidisciplinary performer whose mediums include spoken word poetry, dance, clowning, song, storytelling and ritual performance art.
Olenka is a Katonah yoga teacher, student of The Orphan Wisdom School and lover of coniferous forests. She has worked in news broadcasting and politics which helped shape her understanding of the current cultural paradigm. She was the co-producer of wild, Shakti Showcase and Shakti Rising multi-artist/disciplinary productions and has toured four different continents as a singer, poet and dancer.

She enjoys producing video projects, Burning Man theme camps, and multidisciplinary shows. She is inspired by collaborating with other artists. Olenka currently resides in South Australia.

Image: Olenka Toroshenko. Photograph Lauren Connelly, LALA Photography.

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