Black Cockatoo Dance Company: Indigenous Australian Song and Dance

Black Cockatoo Dance Company: Indigenous Australian Song and Dance

Australia’s Aboriginal people were some of the world’s first travelers and adventurers, migrating from Asia at least 50,000 years ago and establishing what is now one of the world’s oldest living cultures. Together with the Torres Strait Islander peoples, who first settled on islands north of the Australian mainland around 10,000 years ago, they have created a rich and diverse Australian Indigenous culture.

Black Cockatoo Dance Company fuses the distinct identities and cultural traditions of Australia’s indigenous peoples, through Aboriginal song and dance with the drums of the Torres Strait Islands. Sean Choolburra, Albert David, Vivian Anderson, and Smilar Sinak create a rhythmic and hypnotic atmosphere with the unique sounds of the didgeridoo (yigi-yigi), bringing both traditional and contemporary compositions to life.

The Australian Consulate-General presents the Black Cockatoo Dance Company in partnership with the Asia Society to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

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Event Details

16 May 2014
8:00pm - 9:30pm


725 Park Avenue, New York, NY

Free admission. Tickets must be picked up by 7:45 pm, or they will be released.