Indigenous Music and Dance

Watch the clips of the traditional aboriginal dance. As you watch think about the costumes, music and actions.

What did you notice about the costumes and body art the dancers are wearing?

What instruments can you hear?

Can you retell parts of the story told through dance?

How did you feel when you watched the video?

What words would you use to describe the music and dance?

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Dreamtime Stories

Dreaming stories pass on important knowledge, cultural values and belief systems to younger generations. These stories are expressed through song, dance, painting and storytelling.  Indigenous Australians have maintained a link with the Dreaming from ancient times to today, creating a rich cultural heritage.

Watch the video below.

What is the message in this story?