Corroboree celebrates Aboriginal culture in Cowra

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Modern history was made in Cowra last Sunday when over 80 Aboriginal dancers from across the central west and interstate joined together for the first Cowra Corroboree event at the CORRIDOR project.

In front of an audience numbering over one thousand the dancers performed in a powerful display of Aboriginal culture.  As well as experiencing performance and dance 150 school children were involved in workshops where they learned about Aboriginal artefacts, animal dreaming, boomerang throwing, spear throwing, and traditional fire management techniques.

This is the first time in living memory that a corroboree of this scale has taken place in the Cowra region. It’s very special to be involved in an event like this which not only brings together Aboriginal performers from different areas but shares the incredible traditions of Aboriginal dance and culture with everyone in our region.
Phoebe Cowdery – The Corridor Project

The Cowra Corroboree was supported by Cowra Community Dancers, Gunni Thakun Cultural Association dancers, Weigelli Centre Aboriginal Corp,  the CORRIDOR project, GER-K2W, Cowra Council, Taronga Zoo-Zoomobile

TIP: search #cowracorroboree on Instagram to see lots of great images from the day!

http://www.cowraguardian.com.au/story/3466365/culture-sharing-at-cowra-corroboree/

http://www.cowraguardian.com.au/story/3466365/culture-sharing-at-cowra-corroboree/

 

 

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