Sunday, November 08, 2015

Indonesian artists and Australian Aboriginal children collaborate in Reconnecting Our Connection concert

Sydney-based Suara Indonesia Dance travelled to East Arnhem Land in Australia's Northern Territory, to collaborate in cultural workshops with the Yirrkala community, Laynhapuy homeland and Nhulunbuy Township areas.

The highlight of the program, lasting from 26 October- 7 November 2015, was the "Reconnecting Our Connection" concert in which local students and artists performed Indonesian ethnic dances at the Roy Dadaynga Marika Stage of the Yirrkala Art Centre.


Visit the Twitter account of Indonesia's Consul to the Northern Territory, Andre Omer Siregar, for fascinating videos of the indigenous welcome to visitors dance, commentary on the Aboriginal trade and family links with the people of Makassar in Indonesia, and childrens' performances at both the Roy Dadaynga Marika Stage and the Nhulunbuy Christian College.

In the following video, Indonesian artists and Australian school children have fun connecting in cross-border song and dance.

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