Traditional Indigenous Australian dance was closely associated with song and was understood and experienced as making present the reality of the Dreamtime.

In some instances, they would imitate the actions of a particular animal in the process of telling a story. For the people in their own country it defined to roles, responsibilities and the place itself.

These ritual performances gave them an understanding of themselves in the interplay of social, geographical and environmental forces. The performances were associated with specific places and dance grounds were often sacred places.

Body decoration and specific gestures related to kin and other relationships (such as to Dreamtime beings with which individuals and groups). For a number of Indigenous Australian groups their dances were secret and or sacred, gender could also be an important factor in some ceremonies with men and women having separate ceremonial traditions.

The term Corroboree is commonly used in general Australian culture to refer to Australian Aboriginal dances, however this term has its origins among the people of the Sydney region. In a number of places Australian Aboriginal people will perform "corroborees" for tourists.

In the latter part of the 20th century the influence of Indigenous Australian dance traditions has been seen with the development of concert dance, particularly in contemporary dance with the National Aboriginal Islander Skills Development Association and the Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts (ACPA) providing training to Indigenous Australians in dance and the Bangarra Dance Theatre.

VIDEO Australian Aboriginal Fire Dance

Ngadju Dancers Norseman Western Australia -Aboriginal Dance Troupe
The Ngadju Dancers of the Norseman Ngadju people, are a traditional dance group who have been together for 12 years. The Ngadju Dancers are the first and only traditional dance group from the Norseman, Esperance, and surrounding southern Goldfields region (of Western Australia) to perform in public.

Responses to "Dreamtime:Traditional Australian Aboriginal Fire Dance "

  1. Anonymous says:

    Wonderful! I always enjoy the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the cultures of Original Peoples!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Walkabout IS . Thanks for showing us your dances. Many blessings to yu.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I really enjoyed the fire dance, especially the way the smoke had movement with the dancers.

  4. jmc says:

    Awesome, amazing culture and so rich, visually stunning, almost magical.

  5. Thank you for showing some of the ways you are keeping alive the Dreamtime.

  6. Anonymous says:

    great to see the culture being kept is important

  7. Anonymous says:

    This is helpful

  8. Anonymous says:

    this is great for people who r learning about the culture at school

  9. Anonymous says:

    Dance ohnononononono

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