Walsh Bay is set to host to a number of initiatives as part of the second year for Corroboree Sydney. Under the creative directorship of Hetti Perkins - the former curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the 2014 event features stand-up comedy performances, panel talks with the cast of ABC TV series Redfern Now, bush-tucker picnics, art installations, exhibitions and Indigenous language talks.
Other highlights include Walsh Bay-based Bangarra Dance Theatres’ celebration of their 25th anniversary with a gala performance and the opportunity to meet the makers of a wide range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander items including craft, homewares, bush food, music and literature at the Black Arts Markets on November 23.
The full ten-day program runs from November 20 -30th and opens with ‘Gurung’ - a parade of Sydney primary school children down Macquarie Street accompanied by the Council of Elders and festival Patron Prof. Marie Bashir. The lighting of the Corroboree Sydney Firelight officially signifies the event’s commencement. Dancers carry the flame along the western concourse of Circular Quay to the Firelight on the forecourt of the Museum of Contemporary Art where the Corroboree Sydney Council of Elders will light the fire that burns throughout the Festival’s duration.
For more information and program details go to www.corroboreesydney.com.au