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Dancing in shadows : histories of Nyungar performance / Anna Haebich
Bib ID 7542309
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Haebich, Anna, author
 
Description Crawley, WA : UWA Publishing, 2018 
©2018 
xix, 405 pages, [8] unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour), facsimiles ; 24 cm 
ISBN 9781742589718 (paperback)
Summary

"Dancing in Shadows explores the power of Indigenous performance pitted against the forces of settler colonisation. Historian Anna Haebich documents how the Nyungar people of Western Australia strategically and courageously adapted their rich performance culture to survive the catastrophe that engulfed them, and generously share their culture, history and language in theatre."--Back cover.

Full contents
  • Foreword / Dr Richard Walley OAM ; interviewers Anna Haebich and Terri-ann White
  • Introduction
  • 1. Performance culture and activism
  • 2. Tourism, sports and official welcomes
  • 3. Mission music making
  • 4. Performing in 'unexpected places'
  • 5. Nyungar theatre
  • 6. Bindjareh Pinjarra: a play about the massacre
  • 7. Wanjoo! Yarning witih Gianna Williams.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages [367]-385) and index.

Subjects Performing arts.  |  Noongar (Australian people)  |  Dance, Aboriginal Australian.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- Social life and customs.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- History.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Interviews.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Music.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- History.  |  Arts, Aboriginal Australian.  |  Theater, Aboriginal Australian.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Walley, Richard  |  White, Terri-ann  |  Ross, Andrew  |  Kelso, Geoff  |  Pell, Kelton  |  Thomson, Phil 1953-

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