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Argentinean Tango Basics
Learn the basics of Argentinean Tango with
Rosemary and Greg Ensbey. Rosemary teaches
with Rio Rhythmics in Brisbane. Prepare for
tonight’s great Tango dance. BYO water.
WED The Chameleon 10:00AM
Artefacts from the Torres Strait
The gallery brings a unique look at artefacts
from Biogu Island, one of the most remote areas
in Australia in the Torres Strait Islands. Also, at
Youpla Come Look you will be able to participate
in coconut weaving workshops with Aunty Bakoi.
DAILY The First Nations 10:00AM
Artistry of Conversation
Using creative arts and conversation, Juliette
and Jenny examine themes of hope, expectation,
inner strength and pleasure in a series of discrete
workshops over the festival. Participants will
experiment with art materials and learn ways of
conversing with their artwork and with others,
exploring the topic in the context of their
experience. Jenny Hill and Juliette Kalifa.
TUE–THURS Arti.Arti 9:00AM
Astrology Ayurvedic Style
Know your Vedic rising sign? Did you know that
health problems we are most likely to experience
can be observed from the time and place of
your birth. Come to this informative presentation
with Jay Mulder, who will unravel the mystery of
Ayurveda Health Astrology.
THURS Blue Lotus 8:00AM
A Spider Louse
Heri Dono’s work has drawn much inspiration
from the legacy of the dalang – the master-
puppeteer with the power to create heaven
and hell and all in between through the play of
shadows. In this work the artist will conjure age-
old tricks with contemporary know-how to create
the kind of magic that is as visually compelling as
it is challenging.
DAILY Art on Site
Australian Bush Flower Essences
Australian Bush Flower Essences are a subtle
and defnitive healing tool blending energetic
medicine into healing programmes. Learn what
they are and how you can use them in your life in
this very informative session Linn Wiggins.
MON Blue Lotus 1:00PM
Balkan Rhythm and Dance
Join Yorgo Kaporis for a whirlwind dance tour
of the Balkans. Learn dances from Serbia,
Macedonia, Bulgaria and Romania. Great fun
with a great teacher. Hydration required.
THURS The Chameleon 2:00PM
A concert celebrating the complex rhythmic
music and dances of Balkan Gypsies, the
energetic Greek Apokries (Karnivali) dances
linked to the Dionysian mysteries and the dance/
music of ancient Thrace, dating from the time
of Orpheus, performed on the Gaida (bagpipe)
Zourna (shawm) fute and lyre.
FRI Folklorica 2:30PM
Basic Flatpicking Guitar
Flatpicking Bluegrass Guitar is a diffcult skill to
learn due to lack of instructors. Innes Campbell
will cover the basics in this hour long workshop.
SUN The Mill 5:45PM
THURS The Mill 1:30PM
Bathe Your Soul in Sound
Come on a creative voyage of sacred sound
and light. Bathe and be nurtured in the healing
and meditational qualities of toning, resonant
healing instruments - Carillon bowl, Tubular bells,
Mayan tones, Fujara Flute. Free Healing-Creative
Soul Fire Session give-aways. Alora Waldron.
SUN Blue Lotus 8:00AM
Best Man Dancing
Internationally acclaimed dancers displaying their
dance skills are Hungarian/Slovakian dancer
extraordinaire, Richard Reicher, the fabulous
Macedonian/Balkan dancer Yorgo Kaporis, Irish
world dance champion Davydd McDonald, men
from the award winning Aristotelis Florina Dance
Group and African dancers Nii Armah and Sam
Okoth from Baala Baajo.
WED Folklorica 3:30PM
rhapsody mask artistry balladry ceremony journe d
e mirth pilgrimage fre legend lore ritual
Bellydance is a captivating art form. Learn a
simple but beautiful choreography matched
with uplifting and inspiring pieces of music.
Basic dance moves, correct posture and
body awareness are taught. Bring your
enthusiasm and sense of dance exploration.
Hydration required. Nadia.
MON The Chameleon 3:00PM
WED The Chameleon 2:15PM
Art Project: Return, A Memory
Of The Ground
Harada Akatsuki’s artwork draws
from traditional Japanese ideas of
nature to pose questions about
contemporary relationships between
communities and environments. His
long experience working on-site in
Yokohama nature reserves will be
brought into play for this new work
that he will create for the Festival.
DAILY Art on Site
African Rhythm and Dance
This concert highlights but a few of the
many traditional and evolving dances of
Kenya, Sierra Leone, Southern Sudan
and Ethiopia. From contemporary
Afro-ballet to tribal masked dances,
celebratory social dances and graceful
women’s dances in beautiful costumes
and decorations. Sam Okoth, Sierra
Leone Cultural Dance, Sudanese Acholi
Dance Group, Abyssinian Dance Group.
SUN Folklorica 1:00PM
Bellydancer (right) Sam Okoth (above)
Harada Ataksuki (upper right)
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