Set in the heart of Australia’s leading major events city, against the backdrop of magnificent Sydney Harbour, this new annual festival will bring together nine of Sydney’s leading cultural organisations under the one banner for the first time.
Corroboree Sydney is a mix of free and ticketed events held around the Harbour foreshore and arts precinct giving visitors opportunities to engage with Indigenous artists, authors and performers embracing literature, visual arts, performing arts, live music, films, crafts and design.
Supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, Corroboree Sydney is set to become Australia’s definitive Indigenous arts and cultural festival and to raise the profile of NSW’s Aboriginal heritage and contemporary culture.
Minister for Tourism, Major Events and the Arts, The Hon George Souris said “The NSW Government is proud to support Corroboree Sydney, an event of considerable importance to Indigenous communities both here in NSW and across Australia.”
“Corroboree Sydney will showcase a diverse, vibrant program that will bring together activities, exhibitions and performances produced by some of our most significant Indigenous artists and institutions.”
As part of the package Bangarra Dance Theatre is offering an exclusive opportunity for visitors to go behind the scenes and meet the dancers from their production Dance Clan 3 at their studio theatre on Pier 4 at Walsh Bay.
The package also includes pre-show dining in the Corroboree Club, inside their headquarters at Corroboree Central on Pier 2/3, Walsh Bay. Other elements of Corroboree Sydney’s signature events include Gurung Parade, Black Arts Market, Corroboree Cinema and Corroboree Studio.
A full list of performances, workshops, exhibitions, talks and educational tours will be produced by the collaborating partners including the Art Gallery of NSW, The Australian Museum, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Blackfella Films Presets, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Koori Radio 93.7FM, the State Library, Royal Botanic Gardens and the Sydney Opera House.
Corroboree Sydney runs from 14 – 24 November 2013. For more information, visit: www.corroboreesydney.com.au for details.
Image: Dancers at Sydney Harbour (courtesy of Corroboree Sydney)