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Indigenous Music and Dance

Cultural maintenance, transmission and transformation in the twentieth century
This symposium invites a range of perspectives on the neglected and fragmented documentary histories of Indigenous music and dance performances in Australia and globally.

Event details

Date: 13 - 14 December 2018
Venue: Recital Hall East, Sydney Conservatorium of Music

About the Symposium

Indigenous Music and Dance is hosted by researchers working on a new project documenting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music and dance in Australia’s ‘long’ assimilation era (1935-75), which aims to excavate archival records and combine them with oral histories, connecting historical objects with living people, and performative responses to the historical records. The symposium will showcase performance-centred frameworks for understanding cultural agency in Indigenous histories.

Confirmed speakers

  • Jacqueline Shea-Murphy, University of California (Riverside)
  • Jacinta Tobin, Dharug performer and educator
  • Anna Haebich, Curtin University
  • Alec Morgan, Macquarie University
  • Shannon Foster, University of Technology, Sydney
  • Amanda Harris, University of Sydney
  • Linda Barwick, University of Sydney
  • Jakelin Troy, University of Sydney
  • Matt Poll, University of Sydney
  • Rachel Fensham, University of Melbourne
  • Tiriki Onus, University of Melbourne