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An Artistic Exchange

PAIWANESE DANCER AND CHOREOGRAPHER, Aulu Tjibulangan, is offering workshops in Darwin as part of Artback NT’s 2019 Taiwan-Australia Indigenous Artist in Residency program.

Tjibulangan has traded countries with Maningrida visual artist, Janet Marawarr, giving both First Nations artists the opportunity to build upon their arts practices.

Artback NT Executive Officer Louise Partos says international artistic exchanges such as these are important.

“The exchange aims to promote Indigenous cultures and histories within Australia and Taiwan and provide audiences with contemporary representations of First Nations perspectives through the arts,” she says.

To further develop his choreographic work, Tjibulangn is interested in learning about the Sun, Earth and birds that are imbedded within Aboriginal Lore. 

“To be provided with this opportunity to collaborate with Australian Indigenous performing artists will enable me to build upon and expand my current choreographic project, Qadaw, meaning Sun,” Tjibulangan says.

Anyone keen on integrating traditional dance steps with contemporary movement is invited to come along to these unique workshops, held from 13 August to 9 September. To see Tjibulangan perform, head along to his free Darwin Festival performance on Sun 11 Aug.

artbacknt.com.au | darwinfestival.org.au

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