Returning to the stage in 2020, Bangarra Dance Theatre is touring its renowned production, Bennelong to regional communities across New South Wales and Western Australia. The leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performing arts company choreographed Bennelong in 2017, which received seven Helpmann Awards, including ‘Best New Australian Work’. Bangarra dancer and Wiradjuri and Kamilaroi […]
As Perth Festival kicked off on February 7, a range of First Nations events, performances and discussions are about to take over WA’s capital city. This year, Perth Festival’s theme is Karla – a Noongar word meaning fire, Country and home. Read on for some of the First Nations highlights set to wow during Perth […]
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For thousands of years First Nations Peoples danced on Country creating a web of songs, dances and stories of First Nations culture and identity. On December 1, 2019, for the first time in history, mob from across the nation danced in unison at the same time, dancing for Country, for ancestors and for healing. The […]
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A weekend of deadly dancing united mob from across the country to weave a tapestry of the diverse cultures that live and breathe in First Nations Peoples and communities. Finishing off its fifth year, the national First Nations dance competition Dance Rites saw an audience spill across the steps of the Sydney Opera House and […]
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Dancing from the heart and exploring deep connections to Country, NAISDA Dance College is bringing Ngoenakap to Sydney’s Carriageworks this week. Directed by NAISDA alum and former Bangarra Dance Theatre dancer, Sani Townson, Ngoenakap explores the connections First Nations Peoples have to kinship and Country. “Ngoenakap means ‘heart’ in my Torres Strait Islander language of […]
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