6pm Saturday 23 November
Sydney Opera House Forecourt
The Narli Ensemble as part of Dance Rites
This special performance as part of the 2019 Dance Rites Festival, presented by the Sydney Opera House, features a one off program of works by the Narli Ensemble curated for Sydney
The Narli Ensemble features didgeridoo virtuoso and singer Mark Atkins (Yamatji) and singer/guitarist Stephen Pigram (Yawuru), with violinist Erkki Veltheim, guitarist Stephen Magnusson, cellist Tristen Parr, percussionist Joe Talia and flautist Tos Mahoney.
For the Dance Rites performance special guests with the Narli Ensemble include Yawuru elder Jimmy Edgar and William Barton.
Dance Rites is a powerful coming together of traditional customs, language and contemporary culture, with hundreds of First Nations dancers from all around Australia and performers from around the world.
Dance Rites 2019 celebrates the UN International Year of Indigenous Languages with this free festival of live dance, music and community.
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Tura acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land and community. We honour them, their cultures and their elders – past, present and emerging.
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