This original dance video by Peta Strahan (Jannawi Dance Clan), was specially commissioned by Kate Richards for the NT and WSU. Through dance, image and song, the work interprets elements of the Dharug creation story of Kurrobori, who ‘comes from the Spirit Land which exists in the Morning Star’ (aka Venus). Deploying both contemporary and traditional dance, Strahan and the Jannawi Clan evoke the Sea Spirits, the Storytellers, Kurrobori herself, the formation of the land, and the plants and flowers she ‘caused’ (the white waratah is featured here). The video was recorded at Shaw’s Creek, on the Lands of the Boorooberongal Clan, Dharug Nation.
Choreographer, Concept Peta Strahan
Creative Producer Kate Richards
Videographer/Compositer Miguel Felipe Valenzuela
Additional Camera Sam Freeman (drone); Sean James Cassidy (studio)
Songman Traditional Dance Matthew Doyle
Contemporary star music (the late )David Page
Recorded on Dharug Land at Shaw’s Creek Aboriginal Place, NSW and on Gadigal Land (Sydney Props and Photo Studio)
Thanks to Jasmin Gulash; Corina Norman, Raelene Billedo of Dharug Ngurra Aboriginal Corporation; to Shaw’s Creek Custodian Julie Webb; NSWNPWS.