CULTURE ON SHOW AT OPERA HOUSE
IT is a big weekend for celebrating indigenous culture – music, dance, food, workshops and markets as Homeground hits the Sydney Opera House. Homeground is a free outdoor event to give Sydneysiders a taste of Aboriginal culture. It is also a great opportunity to showcase the talent of people from remote communities. Listen to the soulful rock vocals of some of the world’s best emerging and established indigenous artists and dancers, both local and worldwide. Alongside performances there will be interactive activities including weaving workshops, Maori healing and arts markets as well as a free cultural tour of the Sydney Opera House (Bennelong Tour). One of the highlights will be the indigenous Dance Rites competition, where dancers travel from widespread communities to perform and help preserve their ancient cultures. Dance groups including Excelsior and Australia’s National Indigenous Dance College will hit the stage as well. Food will be prepared by Clayton Donovan, Australia’s most acclaimed and only hatted indigenous chef.
Saturday, October 8, and Sunday, October 9, Sydney Opera House, free event, sydneyoperahouse.com