Dancehouse stands on what always was and always will be Aboriginal land. We pay our respects to the traditional owners of this land, the Wurundjeri peoples of the Kulin Nation, to their Elders past and present, and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.

FRAME: Ngarrga (dance) Workshops

Djirri Djirri

26 March 2023

Children (5-12yrs) : $15

Supervising adults are included in children’s ticket price.


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Join Djirri Djirri as they teach ngarrga (dance) workshops and Wurundjeri creation stories as part of FRAME: A biennial of dance.  Workshops are suitable for children aged 5-12 years with supervision recommended for younger children. Capacity is limited, so bookings are essential!

Djirri Djirri are the only Wurundjeri female dance group, and are Traditional Custodians of Narrm (Melbourne) and surrounds. Djirri Djirri means Willy Wagtail in Woiwurrung, their Mother Tongue. The Willy Wagtail is the Spirit’s Messenger and gave us dance! Djirri Djirri dances honour their Liwik (Ancestors), Kerr-up-non (Family), Biik (Country) and animals. Djirri Djirri are all connected by blood through one woman, Borate, Berak’s (William Barak’s) sister. They dance together as cousins, nieces, aunties and mothers with daughters.

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