A large part of Artback NT’s Indigenous Traditional Dance Program (ITDP) is to provide traditional dancers with professional performance opportunities. The ITDP provides tour management and logistical support to dance groups performing across Australia.
There are five different traditional dance groups based in Borroloola, all of whom have extensive experience performing at local and national events.
- Ngardiji Dancers – Yanyula
- Mara Dancers – Mara
- Gurdanji Dancers – Gurdanji
- Blind Mermaid Dancers – Garrwa
- Wandangula Dancers – Garrwa
Images below: Mara Dancers at Mbantua, Alice Springs. Photographer: James Henry.
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In 2013 groups performed at the following events:
- Walking with Spirits Festival – Beswick, NT
- Artback NT Showcase Event at the Chan Contemporary Arts Space – Darwin, NT
- Women of the World Festival – Katherine, NT
- Mornington Island Cultural Festival – Mornington island, QLD
- Mbantua Festival – Alice Springs, NT
If you are interested in having a dance group perform at your event please contact Artback NT’s office in Borroloola.