Djirri Djirri Dance Workshop

Next date: Tuesday, 28 June 2022 | 11:00 AM

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A Wurundjeri dance workshop at Arts Centre Warburton for kids under 13 years old. 

Kids are invited to join the Djirri Djirri Dancers for a fun-filled workshop where they will learn traditional Wurundjeri dances and how to sing in the Woiwurrung language.  

Djirri Djirri means ‘Willy Wagtail’ in Woiwurrung, the language of the Wurundjeri people, the Traditional Custodians of Naarm (Melbourne) and surrounds. The Willy Wagtail, the Spirit Bird, created dance! 

The Djirri Djirri Dancers are the only Wurundjeri female dance group and have performed at Tanderrum. 

All of the Djirri Djirri Dancers are related by blood through one woman: Annie Borate, William Barak's sister.  

Many of the dancers have danced since they were young children, while others have learned as adults. The dances are created to honour Liwik (Ancestors), Kerr-up-non (Family), Biik (Country) and animals.  

The Djirri Djirri Dancers teach participants how to sing in the Woiwurrung language, their Mother Tongue.  

Recommended for ages 13 and under. No ticket required for accompanying adult. 

When

  • Tuesday, 28 June 2022 | 11:00 AM

Location

Arts Centre, Warburton, 3409 Warburton Highway, Warburton 3799  View Map

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