Participation in place by people of all ages was the emphasis of this program, with workshops in Wurundjeri dance led by Djirri Djirri, environmental dance with Viv Rogis, a walk Connecting with Country with Murrundindi and a performance by young dancers Dance Arc.
Welcome to Country by Murrundindi & Wurundjeri dance workshop led by Djirri Djirri
Mikayla and Hailey George from Djirri Djirri taught participants the Biik Ngarrga (Country dance) and Buln Buln Ngarrga (Lyrebird dance), which felt powerful in this site.
One Foot Forward by Viv Rogis, Dance ARC
This workshop was about stepping out and reconnecting with the physical landscape and the people around us in this moment. With our new social/spatial plan what does that look like? What does that feel like? What does that sound like?
Created by Dance ARC director Viv Rogis in collaboration with performers from Yarra Valley Ballet, this dance is about stepping out and reconnecting with the physical landscape and the people around us in this moment.
Connecting with Country with Murrundindi
The weekend’s events concluded with a wander with Murrundindi, Head Man of the Wurundjeri people, sharing his knowledge of plants and seasons of Corhanwarrabul. There was a wonderful sense among the group of reverence for Indigenous culture and this place.