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'Welcome to Culture': integrating Indigenous performance
As Australia ushered in 2022, the fireworks included a 'Welcome to Country' reclaiming the Sydney Harbour Bridge, followed by a performance from musicians Dobby and Barkaa that sparked controversy for its political themes. Meanwhile, the renowned Bangarra Dance Theatre prepares its final show at the Opera House before a merger with Sydney Theatre Company after 31 years. What is the status and shifting landscape of Australian Indigenous performance? Will this be the start of a unified voice?