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Bali Bali Balga - Alan Griffiths

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THE NATIONAL: NEW AUSTRALIAN ART 2017

Bali Bali Balga - Alan Griffiths
Friday 31 March 7pm

Indigenous artist Alan Griffiths is respected as a senior lawman with authority throughout the Victoria River and Kimberley regions of Western Australia, where he is an artist, song man and dancer. For The National, Griffiths and 15 dancers from his community will perform the Bali Bali Balga, a traditional East Kimberley cultural ceremony that tells dreaming stories about country, the spirits and the Noongali people. The Ceremony is structured in verse, with each verse represented by a woven dance board known as a balmarra, made by Griffiths to specific designs relating to songlines. Dancers hold these balmarra aloft, performing to the accompaniment of clapping sticks and the singing of the song man.

Performers: Alan Griffiths, Chris Griffiths, Kim Griffiths, Eranious Griffiths, Cleon Griffiths, Christopher James Griffiths, Jimmy Griffiths, George Paddy, Akirum Morgan, Jan Griffiths, Dora Griffiths, Delaney Griffiths, Kanetia Griffiths, Rishani Churchill, Elizabeth Raymond

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A major exhibition partnership between three of Sydney’s premier cultural institutions, The National: New Australian Art is a six-year initiative presenting the latest ideas and forms in contemporary Australian art over three editions in 2017, 2019 and 2021. MORE

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