Dance Rites 2019 – ENTRIES CLOSE
Dance Rites is Australia’s national Indigenous dance competition which aims to ensure important cultural knowledge including language, dance, skin markings and instruments is shared from one generation to the next.
Registrations close today for Dance Rites 2019, in which a gathering of dance groups from across the nation will come together to share their traditional culture and compete for a $20,000 prize. Dance Rites celebrates the continued cultural dance practices of Australia’s first peoples; the competition is open to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities who have or would like to develop a dance group. Each group will present a welcome and farewell dance, one of which must include a chant in local language while the third dance is to be your group’s Wildcard Dance (this dance can be a traditional dance or a fusion piece combining traditional moves with contemporary sounds!).
Dance Rites is a free, public, outdoor celebration of First Nations culture, taking place on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 November, 2019.