Djirri Djirri Interactive Dance Performance

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Join in this interactive performance presented by the only Wurundjeri female dance group and Traditional Custodians of Narrm (Melbourne).

Djirri Djirri means Willy Wagtail in Woiwurrung, the language of Wurundjeri people, the Traditional Custodians of Narrm (Melbourne) and surrounds. The Willy Wagtail the Spirit Bird, gave us dance!

All the dancers are related by blood through one woman, Annie Borate, William Barak's sister. Djirri Djirri dances are created to honour Liwik (Ancestors), Kerr-up-non (Family), Biik (Country) and animals and all songs are sung in Woiwurrung language, the Djirri Djirri’s Mother Tongue. 


Performance duration: approximately 45min.

Age suitability: Recommended for children aged 10 and under. 

Inclusions: Participants will learn woi wurrung words, Wurundjeri stories, songs and dances. They'll have the opportunity to participate in simple dances that mimic nature - suitable for preschoolers. Even if you have participated previously, it's a great opportunity to refresh the memory of Wurundjeri language and culture. Facilitated by local First Nations women.






  • Wednesday, 10 April 2024 | 11:00 AM


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