Category Archives: Dance

Aboriginal Song and Dance from Bamyili, NT

Below is a link to a clip of song and dance from Bamyili, a remote Aboriginal settlement in Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. The clip was recorded back some time ago in the 1980s, and is a brief reflection of the traditions … Continue reading

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The poetry of Oodgeroo (Kath Walker) brings vivid memories of myself as a school girl reading her poetry; sitting in my white white skin I wandered what it would be like to have that lovely dark coloured skin and imagine … Continue reading

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Bloodland

Bloodland is a play currently running at the Adelaide Festival. The play is a work from the Bangala Dance group so has both dance, dialogue and music and was first performed in Sydney. The play is set in a Yolgnu … Continue reading

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Bangarra Regional Tour 2011!

Great news, Bangarra Dance Theatre will be going on tour to regional Queensland and Darwin sometime later this year! They will perform Mathinna, which tells the story of a young woman from the Stolen Generation. No dates or places have … Continue reading

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The Politics of Dancing: issues in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

Michele: I have copied below the abstract of an AIATSIS seminar given by Alisa Duff on 12th October. And I have copied the audio link too. Download The series can be accessed at http://www.aiatsis.gov.au/research/seminarseries/series2.html “Dance is commonly portrayed as integral … Continue reading

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