Meet the 2021 Goodjarga Students and View the 2021 performances
The 2021 Goodjarga performance ensemble developed a 'student voice' video to highlight the importance of cultural practice. Cultural practice provides students with an opportunity to explore their identity and through this exploration develop who they are and who they are becoming as individuals and community members.
Through this piece, students speak of the importance of cultural practice and how it shapes their world. Through the process of learning cultural dance and story the students have grown and have developed a greater sense of themselves.
The 2021 performance piece "Mother" connects the stories of two of our cultural ancestors and hero’s - the Emu woman and her son the Emu man. These two creation ancestors handed down a vast amount of sacred knowledge to First Nations people that is still taught today. Interwoven here are the stories of traveling across country creating and then following sacred songlines.