I wonder… Indigenous Corroborees and Masked Dances in Northwest Australia

Dominique Sweeney

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I wonder… provides a living example from the northwest region of Australia of Indigenous masked dance performances that foster connection to Country.
This ongoing research interest explores the way dreams and performances make sense of the world though masked corroborees. When one looks closely into the designs of masks and other performance objects and the dancing bodies, connections can be made to the stars, the rivers, the mountains and trees. The dancers extend into beings while they dance and bring into the performance those places, those entities, their ancestors and their progeny.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBuilding Sustainability with the Arts: Proceedings of the 2nd National Ecoarts Australis Conference 2016
EditorsDavid Curtis
Place of PublicationNewcastle upon Tyne, UK
PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781443891332, 1443891339
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventEcoArts Australis 2nd National Conference - University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia
Duration: 14 Feb 201616 Feb 2016


ConferenceEcoArts Australis 2nd National Conference
Abbreviated titleBuilding Sustainability with the Arts
OtherThe EcoArts Australis 2nd National Conference (14–16 February 2016) brings together environmental and arts practitioners to explore the visual and performing arts in creative ways to foster environmental sustainability.
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