It has been 2 years since the Laura dance festival stamped itself as one of the most important events on the Indigenous calendar back in 2015. The bi-annual event takes place 15 km out of Laura Aboriginal community on the Cape York peninsula (Agayrra Timara land).
This year’s event is said to be going back to it’s grassroots as different teams will compete for the Laura Festival shield. You can be certain that social media will be exploding with rich cultural images in the upcoming days. Teams of dancers travel long distances and take the competition very seriously in both a cultural & competitive context.
The festival officially commences on Friday June 30 and wraps up on Sunday July 2. The site of the festival is located on an ancient traditional Bora ground and as many past attendees will tell you the area has a strong spiritual presence. This is an event that you don’t want to miss.
To contact the organisers, you can visit the official website here.