Woorabinda dance group wins National Dance Rites competition

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There were emotional scenes today in Sydney after the Kulgoodah dancers from Woorabinda took out first place in the National Dance Rites competition.

The Kulgoodah Dancers picked up $20,000 in prize money for winning the national event. Prizes were also awarded ($5,000) to Runners up, Q Town Mura Kebile dancers from the Torres Strait and the Wild card award ($3,000) was given to the Allkumo dancers from Coen in Cape York.

Posted by Del Thaiday-Sands on Sunday, 26 November 2017

 

2017 has been a big year for the Kulgoodah dancers. They also had a strong performance during the bi-annual Laura Dance Festival that was held earlier this year. The dancers are expected to arrive back to Woorabinda on Tuesday morning. There has also been some online campaigning to see if the NRL would like to invite the dancers to perform at the Rugby League World Cup in Sydney.

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Posted by Kathryn Williams on Saturday, 25 November 2017

 

Dance Rites is held each year in Sydney as part of the Homeground festival which showcases the very best of Indigenous dance, music, art and culture from all around Australia. If you missed the action you can check out all the finalists thanks to the live stream that was provided by NITV. Skip to 1hr.21mins for the Kulgoodah dancers final and most chilling performance.

Homeground: Dance Rites 2017

Dance Rites 2017 Live Stream begins 5pm AEDT, Sunday November 26.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.Thanks to Sydney Opera House for making this live stream possible.

Posted by NITV on Saturday, 25 November 2017

 

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