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BlakDance – Minjerribah Dance Lab

Posted by BlakDance | Nov 10, 2020

Produced by BlakDance – Over 3 days Minjerribah Dance Lab brings together 11 practitioners that are living on and or have cultural connection to Quandamooka, Waka Waka, Kabi Kabi, Yugambeh, Kombumerri, Bundjalung, Yuggera, Turrbal, Badtjala or Jinibara Countries.

Co-facilitated by Noonuccal Ngugi woman, Nix Gross, and Bundjalung-Yugambeh man, Thomas E.S. Kelly, this pilot initiative aims to build relationships between dance practitioners and communities and fuel cultural exchange through dance. The Lab will encourage innovation and experimentation of movement and dance styles to seed new ideas and collaborations.

Meet the Minjerribah Dance Lab participants

BlakDance enables contemporary First Nations independent dance artists, emerging small to medium companies and their communities to connect, collaborate, make and share dance works with local, national and international audiences.

Connecting artists to industry decision makers, program directors and potential collaborators.

BlakDance is a self-determined, sovereign Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation and a trusted source of productive, culturally responsible partnerships. Providing managing and producing artist and presenter services and sector advocacy, BlakDance also designs, produces and delivers; Dana Waranara, National Indigenous Dance Forum, BlakDance Presenter Series, Producer Development Program, First Nations Dialogues New York, Global First Nations Exchange and BlakDance Residency Program.


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