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Tracks Dance Company


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Presented by Tracks Dance Company

Celebrate Warlpiri culture in a multi-sensory immersive experience.

For the first time off-country, Milpirri Sensorium brings Milpirri from Lajamanu, on the northern edge of the Tanami Desert, onto the saltwater country of the Larrakia.

In a stunning outdoor venue, 27 beautifully colour-coded Milpirri banners bring to life Warlpiri kinship (Warlalja) relationships, supported by an evocative bilingual soundtrack alongside rarely-seen performance footage.

Drawn from the radical 35-year collaboration between the Lajamanu Community and Tracks Dance Company, Milpirri links the energy of youth and the wisdom of the old to gain a better understanding of Western and Warlpiri ways of learning. Discover more background and cultural information about the Milpirri Festival from the last 20 years here.

Bring a picnic rug and join us from 6.30pm every night. (Lajamanu Yawulyu Ceremonial dancing Tuesday 15th 6.30). Wander through the Sensorium and experience an ancient and continuing culture brought to life through visuals, music and dance film.

Alongside Milpirri Sensorium is a two-day Symposium with presentations by artists and academics.

  • Photo Peter Eve

Made possible by Darwin Festival's Spotlight Fund supported by Power and Water

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