NGARINYIN DANCERS (WA)
The Ngarinyin people are the custodians for the Wandjina which is the iconic spiritually cultural figure that features in cave art throughout the West Kimberley.
The Ngarinyin Dancers, who have traveled all the way from the Gibb River region, will perform a variety of traditional performances and will include a special performance of Junba (totem performance). The large magnificent dance totems that feature in the performances are unique to the Kimberley region.
These performances will be of special significance they demonstrate the continuity of culture by a younger generation of traditional performers.
DEMONSTRATION: Body Painting
The Ngarinyin dancers will host a body painting demonstration. It will provide an opportunity for visitors to gain understanding of the meaning of ochre painting and the symbolism behind it; how ochre was a valued commodity and trade item amongst indigenous people and and how it connects people to country and homelands.
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