D Days
H Hours
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until the 2018 Commonwealth Games commence.
Longines Time
April 4 to 15 2018
  • Thu 5 Apr 2018

    Sat 7 Apr 2018
  • Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach, Gold Coast
  • Festival 2018
  • Free
Theatre Family Music

Gaurii | Wagana Dancers (AUS)

See Aboriginal creation stories come to life through a delightful mix of dance, music, puppetry and text.

Gaurii (noun): feather (Wiradjuri language). 

You'll meet Wagan the Crow, Dinnawan the Emu, Mugi the Owl, Wirijiiribin the Lyrebird and Girrawi the Cockatoo. Throughout the performance your children will have the chance to learn dances, experience ochres and play with the puppets. Gaurii will get you thinking about the richness of Aboriginal culture, and our shared responsibility for caring for country and each other.

This show is perfect for families.

About the creators:
Under the direction of Wiradjuri choreographer and dancer Jo Clancy, the Wagana Dancers perform traditional and contemporary Aboriginal dances inspired by the magnificent country of the Blue Mountains and NSW Central West. The dancers honour and respect the Darug, Gundungurra and Wiradjuri peoples as the traditional custodians of the lands they create and live on.

Wagana has a strong youth focus and they make work with and for children and young people. Wagana performs at festivals and events and in schools and pre-schools. The company has represented Australia at the Commonwealth Youth Dance Festival in Scotland, Dance and the Child International in Denmark, the Honolulu Festival in Hawaii and the World Indigenous People's Conference on Education in Canada.

Thu 5 Apr 2018 — Sat 7 Apr 2018
Fri 6 Apr, 02:30pm - 03:00pm
Sat 7 Apr, 02:30pm - 03:00pm
Thu 5 Apr, 02:30pm - 03:00pm
Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach, Gold Coast

-28.028072, 153.4343613

Old Burleigh Road
Broadbeach QLD 4218

Accessibility information

Wheelchair accessible.

Please refer to the detailed event information on the left for event-specific details on performances for The Whale’s Tale, The Lost Lending Library, Welcome to Sameville, Emil and the Detectives and The Listies Go For Bronze with Auslan translation.

Presenting partner of Broadbeach