Kurruru Contemporary Indigenous Dance Masterclass

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  • Suitable for audiences who speak English as a second Language
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About this event

Join Kaine Sultan-Babij (Kurruru Resident Choreographer and Dance Leader, Bangarra Dance Theatre) and Adrianne Semmens (Kurruru dancer and educator) for a Masterclass exploring Contemporary Indigenous Dance.
Kaine and Adrianne will discuss their practice and approach to dance making; grounded in Aboriginal cultural practices and relationships to story and place. Participants will be introduced to Contemporary Indigenous dance technique before engaging in a series of activities exploring storytelling through movement.

The session is designed for professional and tertiary dancers and dance teachers.
Snacks provided, BYO lunch.

Presented by:
Kurruru Arts and Culture Hub/ Kura Yerlo Inc

Kurruru meaning ‘circle’ in local Kaurna language, is one of Australia’s leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth performing arts companies.

Kaine Sultan-Babij
Born and raised in Whyalla of Eastern Arrernte, Afghan and Croatian heritage, Kaine has danced with Expressions Dance Company, Leigh Warren and Dancers and performed and choreographed with Bangarra Dance Theatre.
Kaine is currently Resident Choreographer and Indigenous Contemporary Dance Leader at Kurruru Arts and Culture Hub.

Adrianne Semmens
A descendant of the Barkindji People, Adrianne is a dance practitioner with experience working across the arts, education and community sectors. Her work includes, The Australian Ballet’s Dance Education Ensemble, Panpapanalya 2018 Joint Dance Congress and Kurruru’s Dance Rites.

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