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Telling stories : Aboriginal Australian and Torres Strait Islander performance / Mayrose Casey
Bib ID 6151768
Format BookBook
Author
Casey, Maryrose
 
Description North Melbourne, Vic. : Australian Scholarly, 2012 
xiii, 183 p. : ill., maps (some col.) ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9781921875618
Series

Studies in indigenous history and culture (Australian Scholarly Publishing)

Summary

Since the late eighteenth century, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander initiated performances have been an important part of cross cultural communication in Australia. This book investigates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander historical practices for performances for entertainment; how they adapted to colonisation and how these performance practices extend contemporary theatre. Based on interviews and detailed examinations of shows, this book sets out to engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performance in the twentieth and twenty first centuries within the context of their historical performance practices for entertainment.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 166-173) and index.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs.  |  Torres Strait Islanders -- Social life and customs.  |  Indigenous peoples -- Australia -- Communication.  |  Intercultural communication in the performing arts.  |  Boonwurrung / Boonerwrung / Bunurong people (S35) (Vic SJ55-09)  |  Performing arts - Dance companies.  |  Dance - Ceremonial.  |  Performing arts - Performance and performance practice.  |  Torres Strait Islanders (Qld TSI SC54, SC55)  |  Law - Intellectual property.  |  Kokatha people (C3) (SA SH53-06)  |  Yolngu people (NT SD53)  |  Ceremonies - Performance and performance practice.  |  Cultural heritage - Protection - Museums and keeping places.  |  Nunukul / Noonuccal people (E21) (Qld SG56-15)  |  Religion - Dreaming - Creation / Cosmology.  |  Performing arts - Theatre and drama.  |  Music - Vocal - Clan songs.  |  Dance - Recreational - Corroboree.  |  Cultural protocols - Welcome to Country.  |  Minjerriba / North Stradbroke Island (SE Qld SG56-15)  |  Mer / Murray Island (Qld TSI SC55-05)  |  Torres Strait Islands (Qld TSI SC54, SC55-05)  |  Redfern (Inner Sydney NSW SI56-05)  |  Elcho Island (East Arnhem Land NT SC53-15, SD53-03)  |  Melbourne (Vic SJ55-05)  |  Australian

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