DanceSite 2011Posted: October 26, 2011
Artback NT: Arts Development and Touring presented the 2011 DanceSite event, Wurrpujintta Anyul Warlunjanjjiki – Coming Together to Dance, on the last Saturday of the festival. And come they did! Around 200 dancers and singers travelled to Tennant Creek from across the Barkly, Roper and Central Australia regions to perform under lights at Purkiss Reserve. It was a huge night with over 1500 people watching performances from the hosts, Warumungu Pujjali with Pittangu (Flying Fox), Warumungu Munga Munga (Dreaming Women) and Warlmanpa Milywayi (Snake), and visitors from Alekarenge, Ti-Tree, Papunya, Yuendumu, Borroloola, Mornington Island and Numbulwar.
Performers were welcomed by Warumungu Traditional Owner Mr Jones at a special Welcome to Country at Nyinkka Nyunyu Art and Culture Centre the night before.
Thank you to DanceSite coordinators Renita Glencross and Rose Graham, Daniel Lade of Gigtech, Barkly Regional Arts staff including Adrian McNamara and the Winanjjikari Music Centre crew, the Barkly Shire Council, Barkly Work Camp crews, Mr Jones, emcee Gerry McCarthy MLA, and event and festival volunteers for another great DanceSite.