Milpirri Festival - Tracks Dance Company

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  • 01 - 02 Nov 2016

  • unconfirmed event

Marvel in awe as over 200 performers hit the stage over an unforgettable weekend hosted by the Warlpiri people of Lajamanu and Tracks Dance Company.

Set against a backdrop of dramatic and damaging change for Warlpiri people in the Tanami Desert, the success of this ever-evolving event is testament to its ongoing importance to this remote community and the ongoing relationship between Tracks and the community. Started in 2005, the Milpirri project success story is marked by themes of continuity and adaptability with a focus on fitness, learning, and cultural identity.

This year's Milpirri performance draws on themes and values from the Jarda-Warnpa ceremony. This Warlpiri "Fire" ceremony is associated with atonement and reconciliation.

The Milpirri performance is presented by the Warlpiri People of Lajamanu and Tracks Dance Company. This one-night performance involves approximately 200 community members in a cross-generational performance. Permits from the Central Lands Council are needed to attend this event. No camping facilities in the community. Campers need to be completely independent. Warnayaka Arts Centre 08 8975 0808,info@warnayaka.com,www.warnayaka.com

Event date:

  • 01 November 2016 - 02 November 2016

Event type:

  • Art and Culture
  • Exhibitions and Shows
  • Performances
  • Leisure

Entry cost:

  • Free entry