The Wanginining Koorts Indigenous Performing Arts Project has reached its 2year milestone and so much has happened in this time. Over the past twelve months the project has provided a variety of performing arts workshops and cultural activities to the communities in the great southern region from; Katanning, Kojonup, Mt Barker, Denmark, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup and Albany. We have engaged Elders to participate in these workshops through storytelling, as cultural knowledge advisors, language, cultural site visits, and performing!
The workshops developed through Wanginining Koorts project over the past year were: Hip Hop, Didgeridoo, Storytelling, Puppetry Making, Short Film, Cultural Mapping, Contemporary and Traditional Dance, an Arts Grant information day through Department for Culture and the Arts, and a Cultural Camp called Re-Igniting, Re-connecting to Culture it’s Women’s Business, with local Women Elders, young women and girls living in and from the Minang and Bibbulman regions, gathering to form a female dance group, of all ages.
Our mission is to Promote, Preserve and Protect Noongar cultural heritage, to engage young people and Elders in performing arts activities throughout the great southern region, and that is what the Wanginining Koorts project has done over the last year.
We will continue to provide opportunities for Noongar communities to be part of an exciting industry. As the Project Manager, I believe it is a vital and creative direction in moving forward, for our Noongar people to have the opportunity tell their stories to the younger generations, through performing arts!