06:00 to 08:00
A night of Chinese and Aboriginal dance and music
Hosted by the University of Sydney and Chinese partner Minzu University
On Thursday 14 September, the University of Sydney and Chinese partner Minzu University will showcase a celebration of life and arts from diverse ethnic minorities across China as well as Aboriginal talent from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
They’ll be joined by Koomurri Aboriginal Dance Troupe, who will perform the Welcome to Country as part of their Corroboree.
The performers will share traditional and contemporary Indigenous culture, introduced in both English and Mandarin by MC Teik-Kim Pok.
Professor Juanita Sherwood, the University’s acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services), welcomed the public to the free event to enjoy the vibrant cultures of both China and Indigenous Australia.
“The University of Sydney a proud partner of China’s Minzu University and the State Ethnic Affairs Commission (SEAC),” she said.
“With a shared interest in the social, economic and cultural issues confronting ethnic minorities in China and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia, our collaboration invests in important academic exchange and research in these areas.
“The Sharing Spaces performance is a key highlight of a visit to Australia by academics and students from Minzu University and SEAC delegates, to further strengthen our ties.
“Please join us for an evening full of Indigenous voices and the spectacular sounds of traditional instruments such as the horsehead fiddle, rawap, dutar and didgeridoos.”
Where: The York Theatre, Seymour Centre, City Road & Cleveland Street, Chippendale NSW 2008
Tickets: Free, registration required
Media registration: Rachel Fergus