DHUMBA WIINY fire talk in Las Vegas

28 August, 2018 in Feature


YIRRAMBOI Creative Director, Jacob Boehme is participating in the Performing Arts Discovery (PAD) delegation at the 2018 Western Arts Alliance Conference in Las Vegas.

Jacob will be introducing the DHUMBA WIINY fire talk model to First Nations people from around the world, and in the United States of America. The Western Arts Alliance Conference is to the US, what the Australian Performing Arts Market is to Australia – a leading arts alliance which offers professional development, networking and opportunities to showcase work.


Dhumba Wiiny offers all audiences the opportunity to gather, to sit and to talk about the work they’ve just witnessed: a theatre show, a dance performance, a concert, film or exhibition. It allows us to create new language and deeper meaning that informs constructive cultural criticism around First Nations and non-Indigenous work. YIRRAMBOI also offers training on how to run the program.


In Las Vegas, Jacob Boehme will build a skills exchange between First Peoples of and living in Melbourne and the United States through Dhumba Wiiny training. Participants will talk ideas and values around responding critically to performance, dance and arts setting up an international First Peoples peer mentorship, and a Dhumba Wiiny facilitator exchange program between Melbourne and North America. Head along to the Western Arts Alliance website to learn more about the conference.

For Melbourne-based Dhumba Wiiny training, keep an eye on this page, or join the Knowledge and Industry Network (KIN) for updates and more – note: KIN is for First Nations peoples only.


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