Landscapes of memory: Tjapukai Dance Theatre and Laura Festival

Henry, Rosita (2010) Landscapes of memory: Tjapukai Dance Theatre and Laura Festival. Queensland Historical Atlas, 1.

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It is in the very act of remembering and in our deeply intertwined spatial practices of memory that we conceptualise and thus create our cultural landscapes. One of the means by which we do this is through expressive cultural performances. Performers and audiences together create lived socio-political landscapes. Two examples are presented here: the history of the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Centre, which is intimately tied to the small township of Kuranda, also known as ‘the village in the rainforest’, and the history of the Laura Aboriginal Dance and Cultural Festival in Cape York.

Item ID: 16374
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1838-708X
Keywords: Aboriginal, dance, festivals, Indigenous, performance
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Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2011 07:16
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950105 The Performing Arts (incl. Theatre and Dance) @ 50%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9503 Heritage > 950302 Conserving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage @ 50%
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