Kurrobori

– 2021

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.

https://youtu.be/F3r18QU9qCk

Credits

Choreographer, Concept Peta Strahan

Creative Producer Kate Richards

Videographer/Compositer Miguel Felipe Valenzuela

Additional Camera Sam Freeman (drone); Sean James Cassidy (studio)

 

Jannawi Dancers

Peta Strahan

Dubs Yunupingu

Guppi Yunupingu

Bianca Williams

Aroha Pehi

Katie Leslie

Mia Niuqila

Jumikah Donovan

Shanaya Donovan

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.