Amaara Raheem is a shape-shifter, an unspectacular dancer, permaculture enthusiast, occasional writer and amateur basket weaver. Dancing came about through working in theatre and for her, language has always been part of her practice of movement. Amaara’s improvisations–in dance and life–are shaped by migration. She’s lived in three countries, on three continents: Sri Lanka, Australia and the United Kingdom. Amaara currently resides part-time in Melbourne and part-time in the Wimmera, in ancient granite sulphur-crested cockatoo country. She’s completing a practice-based PhD at the School of Architecture and Urban Design RMIT University.