NGARRGA BOON WURRUNG BIIK
Boon Wurrung language song and dance

    Image: TANDERRUM, Melbourne Festival 2016, facilitated by ILBIJERRI Theatre Company. Photo by James Henry.

Artist
Various Artists

Nation
Boon Wurrung AUS

Price ($)
FREE booking required

Date
10 May Wednesday 1.15pm
11 May Thursday 5.30pm

Duration
90 mins

Venue
Library at The Dock
Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands

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10 May 11 May Australia/Melbourne Boon Wurrung language song and dance http://yirramboi.net.au/events/boon-wurung-language-song-dance/ Artist: Various Artists Nation: Boon Wurrung AUS Price ($): FREE booking required Duration: 90 mins Have you ever wondered how the Birrarung (Yarra River) got its name and what it means? Or wanted to know the local language word for an animal, plant or place? Or why Toorak \"reedy swamp\" or Derrimut (Derrimut was a senior man of the Boon Wurrung) have the names they have? Many places in Australia have Indigenous names, yet few know the meaning of these words or even that they have Aboriginal origins. Come and learn Melbourne’s oldest and original languages in fun and interactive traditional song and dance workshops. Boon Wurrung Elders, and their dancers, will be in residence at Library at the Dock throughout YIRRAMBOI to sing and move you through local customs, law and language. Workshops are free and designed for all ages. Everyone is invited. Be quick to secure your spot. These workshops are sure to book fast. Library at The Dock RMIT School of Art art.school@rmit.edu.au Book

Have you ever wondered how the Birrarung (Yarra River) got its name and what it means? Or wanted to know the local language word for an animal, plant or place? Or why Toorak “reedy swamp” or Derrimut (Derrimut was a senior man of the Boon Wurrung) have the names they have? Many places in Australia have Indigenous names, yet few know the meaning of these words or even that they have Aboriginal origins.

Come and learn Melbourne’s oldest and original languages in fun and interactive traditional song and dance workshops. Boon Wurrung Elders, and their dancers, will be in residence at Library at the Dock throughout YIRRAMBOI to sing and move you through local customs, law and language. Workshops are free and designed for all ages. Everyone is invited.

Be quick to secure your spot. These workshops are sure to book fast.

Acknowledgements

Presented by City of Melbourne Libraries and YIRRAMBOI.

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