Larry Brandy is an Aboriginal storyteller with thirty years of experience. He has an engaging and interactive style incorporating movement, history and artifacts. He introduces students to his Wiradjuri culture with a focus on the significance of family, the environment and everyday life. This program can be adjusted to three hours for a more in depth experience.
The multi-talented Walangari Karntawarra is an Arrernte Aboriginal elder from Alice Springs who lives and works in Sydney. He is an international award winning, contemporary “Western Desert” painter as well as an accomplished musician and performer. Join Walangari for an entertaining and educational program showcasing traditional dance, music and storytelling. Topics and Activities include: – Didgeridoo – describes how it is made and how to create the sounds – Bush tucker and bush medicines – Tool & artefacts – Language – Body and face design – Dreaming stories – Traditional song and music – Learn dances – Traditional game
Immerse your students in the culture of ancient India that is still practiced to this day. After an amazing performance set to the sound of classical instruments and Sanskrit chants students will learn some of the symbolic gestures and movements and the stories they tell
A colourful demonstration of the Chinese Fan Dance where after a beautiful demonstration from the presenter, students will each get their own fan to try the dance for themselves!
This program incorporates two rotating sessions into one all day program celebrating diversity in Chinese culture. May Wang and her team can tailor a program to include Chinese Lion Dance, Martial Arts, a drumming workshop, folk dancing, calligraphy or lantern making.
This program engages students with an incredible performance of folk dances from across China such as the Lantern Dance, Ribbon Dance or Fan Dance. Students will practise a short routine using some of the moves they’ve seen, performed to both traditional and contemporary Chinese music.
From laidback melodies to exciting dance beats Errol and Jay Renaud from Trinidad and Tobago introduce students to the musical sounds of the Caribbean. They introduce students to soca, calypso and reggae music played on their national instrument the steel drums.
This program provides students with the opportunity to experience a true taste of Balinese Cultural activities! Music, dance and the visual arts form a foundation to traditional Balinese life and myths and legends are incorporated into these arts. Your students will participate in a colourful and interactive program, and gain appreciation for the harmony within the culture.
Capoeira is a unique African-Brazilian cultural practice that fuses acrobatics, body expression, tradition, music playing and song singing. Capoeira is an exciting high-energy martial arts disguised as dance that was originally developed by enslaved Africans in Brazil. It was granted status as “intangible cultural heritage” by UNESCO and today is practiced in hundreds of countries around the world. Masters and teachers of this art are important pillars in their communities passing on knowledge, values and wisdom to their students. Students will be introduced to the instruments and songs of Capoeira, see an athletic display and try some moves themselves.
Acting as an introduction to Indonesian culture, this program explores the customs, language, dance styles and traditional dress of the island nations. Drawing on historic events and tying into the current day, Sisca takes students on an exploration of the islands of Bali and Java. This program is also available as an all-day program for a more in depth experience.