#Indigenous Infusion with Gene Blow [virtual workshop]

Cultural Infusion

#Indigenous
Elder and culture worker Gene Blow has over 20 years’ experience sharing and teaching about his Aboriginal heritage. Gene's mob is Noonuccal of the Quandamooka (Moreton Bay) salt water people. His Country is Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island).

This 50-minute program, delivered via Zoom, is a virtual adaptation of Gene's enormously popular live workshop that has reached thousands of students over the past few years. A wonderfully diverse introduction to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait cultures of Australia, this workshop can be tailored for students of any year level.

The workshop includes:
  • Open with 'Acknowledgement of Country' and explain the cultural protocol;
  • Sing the 'Listen' song in Jandai (North Stradbroke Island) & Taribilang (Bundaberg) languages, for student focus - Interactive;
  • Traditional artefact display and demonstration of a Bull Roarer for sound effect;
  • Playing of the Yidaki and listening to the sounds of the didjeridoo - doing individual native animal sounds;
  • Telling of dreamtime stories to explain the themes attached to each story;
  • Sit-down traditional dances from the Torres Straits;
  • Close with a traditional Farewell Dance song.

From the explanation of Aboriginal protocols to dance performance and workshops, through dreamtime stories, the exploration of the symbolic Aboriginal Art forms and didgeridoo playing, your students will gain a new understanding of the rich and ancient traditions of Australia’s first inhabitants.

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Show Details

Type

incursion

Year Level Suitability

Kinder to 10-12

Curriculum area

The Arts - Dance, The Arts - Music, History, Geography , Languages , Civics And Citizenship

Themes

Indigenous Australia, Intercultural Understanding, Music, Dance, History, Geography, Culture, Interactive.

Artform

Dance, Live Music, Workshop

Duration

50 minutes

Cost

$300 + GST

School Term:
Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, Term 4

Availability

Available to all, Australia-wide, regardless of where you are based.

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