PRESENTED BY Melbourne Festival and Ilbijerri Theatre Company in association with The Bardas Foundation
FACILITATED BY ILBIJERRI THEATRE COMPANY
It was a proud symbol of the resilience and richness of Melbourne’s Koorie history and culture, and a statement of optimism for the future.
This year’s Festival once again commences with TANDERRUM, a powerful event, deeply rooted in place and history – a celebration of the ground we stand on, and of the people whose ancestors walked it before our time.
The culmination of months of workshops between members of the five clans that make up the Kulin nation – Wurrundjeri, Boon Wurrung, Wadawarrung, Taungurung and Dja Dja Wurrung – this powerful event invites all into their circle for a poignant exchange of story, song and dance.
To find out more about the five clans of the Kulin nation, download the Fact Sheet here (PDF)
After the ceremony
Directly following the ceremony, Big hART stages MURRU, an uplifting free concert in Federation Square.
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square, Indigenous Galleries, Ground Level will be open until 9pm on Friday 10 October.
Supported by VicHealth, Newsboys Foundation and the Victorian Government through the Office of Aboriginal Affairs.
Image: Bindi Cole
Fri 10 Oct
6pm - Cultural business. The coming together of the five Kulin nations.
7pm - Welcome ceremony. 30 mins.
- Contains smoke, fire