Ritualistic dances: their journey to the modern age


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Ritualistic dances are important in affirming our identities, marking special occasions and expressing who we are. They have the power to bring communities together as well as strengthen our relationships and collective beliefs. Rituals in the form of dance are present amongst many cultures worldwide and have evolved significantly overtime. As communities have grown and expanded, ritualistic dances have been absorbed into new forms.

Join Annalisa Cercone as she hosts a panel of Melbourne-based performing artists who carry on their cultural rituals in the form of dance. Each dancer will speak on the individual dances they practice and these dances’ origins, cultural significance and modern-day relevance.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the people of the Eastern Kulin Nations as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.