Melbourne Conversations – Stompin’ Ground: Dance and Land

March 18, 2013 6:00 pm

Stompin' Ground

Stompin’ Ground: A talk about dance, land and culture.

Why dance if you don’t have land?

Join our panel of experts as they consider this political question and tell stories about Indigenous dance and its connections to cultural continuity, health, identity, community and land.

Panel Members: Carly Sheppard – dancer and choreographer; Alan Brown – Manager Men’s Health, Victorian Aboriginal Health Services; Jida Gulpilil – traditional and contemporary Aboriginal dancer, choreographer and performing artist; Clinton Nain – Indigenous dancer, performer and storyteller; Marilyn Miller – creative producer and freelance artist;

Moderator: Nikki Ashby – performing artist.

This Melbourne Conversations event is part of Dance Massive, 12 to 24 March 2013. dancemassive.com.au

BeeHive Design Collective and Testament – Special Show

February 11, 2013 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

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Bindarri has been lucky enough to organise an extra Melbourne show for the amazing BeeHive Design Collective (Canada) and HipHop activist Testament

Sakura from BeeHive Design Collective will be presenting their latest mural titled “The True Cost of Coal” in large format.

Sakura will tell the story that is illustrated with loving detail within the mural of Appalachia’s (Canada) history in context to coal and the communities fight for a positive future. The creation of the story involved over two and half years of research in their local community as well as the story crafting and refinement.

See the mural in detail here: www.beehivecollective.org/english/coal.htm

In support of the Beehive Design Collective, Testament will drop some rhymes of revolutionary Hip Hop to make the night more festive.

We will also hear briefly from a Melbourne NGO discussing the related issues in Australia and what you can do about it.

Next Monday Lunchtime (12:30) at Hub Melbourne

For more info and to book your spot: http://beehivetour.eventbrite.com/

Colony Collapse Tour! Cross Pollination of Hip-Hop, Rebel Art & Global Activism

January 21, 2013 to February 21, 2013

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I was lucky enough to see this show last night. As well as a beautiful artwork, the Beehive Collective work is a very detailed story on the history of the Appalachian Mountains in Canada narrated live. The story took 3 years and 100 people to put together and involved extensive community research and consultation. See it here: http://www.beehivecollective.org/english/coal.htm

And then mix in some beats n lyrics…

For Australia wide dates, check the facebook page

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Share the Spirit 2013

January 26, 2013

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SONGLINES ABORIGINAL MUSIC PRESENTS
SHARE THE SPIRIT 2013
75th Anniversary of the Day of Mourning Protests
– Bart Willoughby – Stiff Gins – Kutcha Edwards – Lee Morgan – Plus more…

… The 2013 Share the Spirit Festival will turn the Treasury Gardens into a thriving hub of Indigenous music, dance and culture on Saturday 26th January as part of Melbourne’s official Survival Day celebrations.

Zoo Twilight

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Summer has arrived and it’s time to enjoy Zoo Twilights live at Melbourne Zoo. The Zoo has invited some of the best local musical talent to join in the fight against wildlife extinction. See your favourite artists perform live every Friday and Saturday night from 25 January to 9 March 2013. 

Gates open at 5.30pm and concerts commence at 7.00pm. Selected animal exhibits will also be open after hours. Book tickets online below or phone 1300 966 784View full Zoo Twilights terms and conditions. All ticket proceeds help Zoos Victoria fight wildlife extinction.

Going Nowhere

November 23, 2012 11:00 am to November 25, 2012 11:00 am November 23, 2012 11:00 am to November 25, 2012 11:00 am

Arts House, Meat Market

Join us over three days at Arts House to explore the different ways that we – as artists and as audiences – can sustainably generate and share creative experiences across the globe.

Without anyone getting on a plane.

Download the Going Nowhere program (PDF, 995kb)

More information http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/ArtsHouse/Program/Pages/GoingNowhere.aspx