Student dancers feature in Australia Day celebrations

Student dancers feature in Australia Day celebrations

A group of nine talented Aboriginal dancers will feature in several of Sydney's major Australia Day events on Sunday, 26 January.

The dancers, from three Sydney and three regional public high schools, are members of the Aboriginal Dance Company.

The troupe will perform Gupan at the morning Australia Day Address at Sydney Conservatorium of Music, a work inspired by Banagarra Dance Theatre's landmark piece Ochres.

The event will feature 2013 Australian of the Year Ita Buttrose as guest speaker and be broadcast live on Sky and in a delayed broadcast on ABC News 24. 

The students will then perform another piece, Raincloud, in front of approximately 860 people at the Australia Day Luncheon at The Big Top, Luna Park.

To cap off the day, Gupan will again be performed, this time at the Australia Day Twilight Concert at Darling Harbour, an event attended by the Governor of NSW and other dignitaries.

One of the company's feature dancers – Karwin Knox – has been invited to deliver the Acknowledgement of Country to begin proceedings.

Dancers featuring in the ADC performances on 26 January

Name

School

Age

Karwin Knox

Ashfield High School

17

Leonie Whyman

Hunter School of the Performing Arts (Newcastle)

15

Sian Filipo

Hunter School of the Performing Arts(Newcastle)

14

Amy Johnson

Newtown High School of the Performing Arts

16

Kate Lienert

Newtown High School of the Performing Arts

16

Maddison Paluch

Newtown High School of the Performing Arts

15

Tainga Savage

Port Macquarie High School

17

Cody Cosson

Wade High School (Griffith)

16

Kiarn Doyle

Winmalee High School

15

 

 

Translate

This site uses Google Translate, a free language translation service, as an aid. Please note translation accuracy will vary across languages.