Introduction to masked Corroborees of the Northwest

Dominique Sweeney

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The paper is an introduction to the film "masked corroborees of the northwest" incorporating the cultural beliefs and practices of the Ngarinyin, Narinyman and Worla people in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. In northwest Australia a range of corroborees incorporate the use of masks. These and other performance objects connect bodies to country, cultural knowledge and ancestors. They also reaffirm the political status of people in their country. The animation of Wunggurr (Rainbow Serpent) and Ngarranggarni, the cosmological entirety, through performance is the subject of the film.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAcademic Forum on Theatre in International View
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 02 Nov 2017
Event2017 Shanghai Theatre Academy International Symposium on Theatre Studies - Shanghai Theatre Academy, Shanghai, China
Duration: 02 Nov 201705 Nov 2017


Conference2017 Shanghai Theatre Academy International Symposium on Theatre Studies
Abbreviated titleTheatre Studies
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