18 – 19 JAN
$20 + BF
Sydney Dance Company, Neilson Studio (The Thirsty Mile) Wharf 4/5, 15 Hickson Road Walsh Bay Arts Precinct Dawes Point NSW 2000
Get hands-on and have fun discovering the unique art, dance and stories of the amazing Torres Strait Islander communities. Come together to celebrate and learn with Torres Strait Islander performing artists.
This workshop will be based on a children’s and adult Torres Strait Islander story theme. You will get to experience the wonderful song, dance and sounds of the Torres Strait with a hint of North Queensland indigenous dance. Children and adults alike can participate in the richness of the culture.
Once you’ve immersed yourself in Torres Strait Islander culture, continue your journey by seeing the world premiere work GURR ERA OP produced by Force Majeure in association with ILBIJERRI Theatre Company.
About the Workshop Leader
Ryka Ali’s heritage stems from the Yidinji clans of Cairns, the Kuku Yalinji clans of Mossman & the Torres Strait Islands. A winner in the Young, Black & Deadly Talent Quest (2003) he is a proud ambassador for Australia’s Indigenous youth. Working since he was 12 both with his family & solo Ryka has performed his presentations in schools, festivals & cultural events throughout Australia & the world.
This workshop is limited to 30 participants. All ages, abilities and experience welcome. Attire should be casual and loose as the workshop will include participation and movement. We recommend bringing a water bottle.
Full Price – $20
+ booking fee
1 hour, 15 minutes