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Idea from Rachael Turk

Title

'Welcome to Culture': integrating Indigenous performance

Summary

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?

Author

Rachael Turk

Links

  • https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/viewers-slam-abc-for-woke-9pm-childrens-fireworks/news-story/802eed4bd62b83083d9d1a61f21b55a7
  • https://www.smh.com.au/culture/tv-and-radio/abc-delivers-the-new-year-s-eve-bang-the-troubled-times-demand-20220101-p59l7a.html
  • https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-01-19/bangarra-and-sydney-theatre-company-join-forces/13720628
  • https://dobbyau.com/
  • https://www.barkaa.com.au/
  • http://blackfellafilms.com.au/