Reconnecting Our Connection

Yirrkala, NORTH EAST ARNHEM LAND

Suara Indonesia Dance started Reconnecting Our Connection, a movement and dance initiative to
reconnect past ties between Australia and Indonesia in 2015, 2016 and 2018. Suara Indonesia collaborated with performance artists Dedy Satya Amijaya from East Java and Yolngu artist Rosealee Grimes. Suara Indonesia Dance conducted traditional dance and music workshops at Yirrkala Community School, Nhulunbuy Primary School, Nhulunbuy High School and Anglicare Northern Territory Gove Peninsula After School Care in northeast Arnhem Land, NT.

This culminated in a final performance with local Yolngu artists and students at the outdoor stage at the Roy Dadaynga Marika Stage, Buku Larrangay Mulka, with a special Welcome Ceremony by Traditional land owners the Rirritjingu followed by local bands.

Reconnecting Our Connection was still continued on 2016 and 2018 inviting Indonesian artists to share Indonesian culture to Yirkalla community.

This project was made possible with generous support and funding from the Australia Council for the Arts and Australia Indonesia Institute.

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Reconnecting Our Connection