No expense was spared for the glittering opening concerts at the newly refurbished Hamer Hall in Melbourne this week.
Over two nights patrons were treated to a wonderfully eclectic program. Opening with the Welcome to Country, the aroma of smoking eucalyptus pervaded the performance space, and was followed by the wonderful IDJA Dance Theatre and Jack Charles, Barerungar ngargee (coming together to celebrate our land).
The contemporary dance told the stories of three ancestral spirits: Bunjil (the eagle) protector and creator of man, Balang (his brother the bat) creator of woman, and Waa (the crow) protector of the waterways. Continue reading
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