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Gathering dance forces

Choreographer Stephen Page works with the dancers of Bangarra Dance Theatre (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dancers) and The Australian Ballet to create a new dance for the program 'Gathering'. Discover what happens when two sets of artists with their own cultural traditions, training and approaches to storytelling ...

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Geoffrey Rush behind the mask

When you think of the actor Geoffrey Rush, do you ever imagine him performing silently, wearing a mask? His roles often exploit the qualities of his expressive face and distinctive voice but his approach to acting owes a lot to the traditions of physical theatre. In this interview he speaks about what led him to Europe ...

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Interview with a virtuoso violinist

In this interview by radio presenter Andrew Ford, discover why Hungarian violinist Roby Lakatos mixes elements of Romani (Gypsy) music with classical music and jazz. This is the second in a series of two clips.

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Dancing the Torres Strait winds to life: Kuki

Inspired by the natural environment, Torres Strait Islander choreographer Elma Kris created the dance 'About' as an expression of the effects that the winds (Gub) have on the land, sea and community. This clip shows the segment 'Kuki' (pronounced Cook-ee), which is inspired by the strong north-west winds that blow between ...

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Dancing The Torres Strait winds to Life: Zey

Torres Strait Islander choreographer Elma Kris created the dance 'About' as an expression of the effects of the winds (Gub) on the land, sea and community. The four seasons in the Torres Strait Islands relate directly to the type and direction of the winds. Kris has explored the effects of the Zey (pronounced Zay) - cool ...

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Choreography and dance with Bangarra

Have you had a go at choreographing a dance piece? It's not as easy as you might think. In this clip from Art Nation, dancers from Bangarra Dance Theatre are working on a new piece of choreography by fellow dancer Daniel Riley. Listen as Daniel and his colleagues discuss some of the challenges of choreographing for the first time.

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Addressing racism in dance

Can dance be used to address social problems like racism, alcoholism and drug abuse? In this clip from Stateline, four Indigenous teenagers discuss their dance piece 'Kin'. Listen as they share their thoughts about issues raised in their show.

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Move it mob style: episodes

This is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance resource comprising 20 'Deadly dance class' clips from episodes of the television show 'Move it mob style'. Filmed in locations across Australia and showcasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music across a range of genres including hip-hop and popular, the clips ...

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Move it mob style: class activities

This is a set of ten classroom activities related to the dance, music, health and culture content of the television program 'Move it mob style'. Each activity is based on an associated video, and activity sheets for students are provided. The videos cover a range of stories featuring young people engaging in visual arts, ...

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Sharing stories: community

This is a rich resource about the importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' communities and identities. It consists of an introduction; a teacher guide; a film, 'My people, the Karajarri people', made by Wynston Shoveller about the Mowla Bluff massacre in the Kimberley region in 1916; and a video interview ...

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Indigenous Australian: Art Gallery of NSW - iTunes app

Explore a selection of artists and artworks from the Art Gallery of New South Wales' collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. Contains images, background information on the artists and their art, and some audio curator insights and video interviews. Artworks are from 1990s to 2010s. Free when reviewed 26/5/2015.

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Indigenous Australian collection

This federated search from the QAGOMA database features a selection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artworks from the collection. The searchable database provides artwork images, background information about the artist and the artwork, a map of major Indigenous regions in Australia, classroom activities, a glossary ...

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art

This lesson plan (PDF) examines the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art contained within the National Gallery of Australia collection. Links to artworks are provided to support students' critical analysis of the forms of each work of art and to understand the rich diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ...