WELCOME TO INDIAN OCEAN CREOLE ARTISTRY
IOCA Inc. (Indian Ocean Créole Artistry Inc.) was created with the objective to promote the Indian Ocean Creole culture. We gather artists with a Creole background, or an interest in the Creole culture in order to help them promote, innovate and develop their artistic activities in WA.
We promote our artists through social media and events.
What is the Creole culture in the Indian Ocean?
In the Indian Ocean, Creole is an adjective that can describe inhabitants of the different islands such as Reunion, Mauritius and Seychelles. "Creole" is not only an identity, it also represent a beautiful culture and a sense of belonging. The Creole culture encompasses a wide range of subcultures that involve food, art, music, dace, languages and history.
Performer & Researcher
Born and raised on Reunion Island, Muriel embodies in her arts practice and research the complexities and subtleties of the Reunionese dance and music art form: Maloya. She has devised performances for commissions, choreographed and/or performed in respected international professional contexts including South Africa, Asia, Europe, and Australia to critical acclaim, and has presented papers on her work at international conferences.
The Group, SegaLoya have been dancing together for 6 years and they hope to bring to you, some of the joy and excitement that Sega and Maloya (traditional creole dances) bring to them.
They welcome dancers from all different backgrounds, ages and dancing abilities who want to have fun!
They perform at all types of events (multicultural events, school events, engagement parties, cultural festivals etc.)
Since moving to Perth, WA, Nic channelled his creativity through photography. Nic is mostly known for his travel and documentary style photography, slightly favouring portraiture. His evolution as a photographer is apparent in his pursuit of creating monochromatic images. “As humans, we’re very attuned to how colour makes us feel. However, with the right composition, a monochrome can convey emotions in a far more powerful way. Colour is a delight to the eye. Monochrome delights the soul.”