DEADLY DIDGE N DANCE FESTIVAL  20-22 April  2018

The Island’s Present will be celebrated with a 3-day, 2 night music and cultural festival, the Deadly Didge n Dance Festival,  featuring a star studded line up of performers and artists as well as local dancers, workshops, storytelling, poetry, markets and more. The festival will be held along the picturesque Coolgaree Bay foreshore and will feature attempts to break two Guinness World Records. 

Tickets are available from SEALINK click here

PROGRAM AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD HERE

5.00PM - 10.00PM Friday 20 April    |    10.00AM - 10.00PM Saturday 21 April    |    10.00AM - 3.00PM Sunday 22 April

Day 1- Friday 20/4/18

Day 2 – Saturday 21/4/18

Day 3 – Sunday 22/4/18

 

 

PARTICIPATE IN OUR WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT for the LARGEST ABORIGINAL DANCE

The dance is Aboriginal, you don't have to be!!

JOE GEIA

ZENNITH

MOTHER'S DUST

DJUKI MALA

Direct from North East Arnhem Land, Indigenous dance and YouTube sensations Djuki Mala are coming to perform at Palm Island. Unique, infectious, always exuberant, Djuki Mala fuse traditional Yolngu and contemporary pop cultural, dance and storytelling to create work that is a marvel of timing, comedy and clowning.

Their appearances have electrified audiences at major festivals and events worldwide with multiple award nominations and wins alongside huge media interest. Djuki Mala's performances offer a rare and insightful view into Indigenous Australia!

ISAIAH

This talented teen has transformed from a small town singer with big dreams to one of Australia's most successful artists. His debut single "It's Gotta Be You" has notched up more than 140 million streams, going double platinum in Sweden, and gold in Norway and Australia.

After winning The X Factor, ISAIAH was signed to Sony Music, released his debut album, supported the incredible Jessica Mauboy on her Australian tour and represented Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 finishing in the top 10. All that at just 17 years of age!

2 STAGES   |   100+ PERFORMERS

ZENNITH     |     Konnected by Blud     |     Sean Choolburra     |     DJUKI MALA     |     Bwgcolman Dancers     |     Barry Cedric     |     OKA     |     Melita Murphy     |     JOE GEIA BAND |     Great Northern Dancers     |     Mother's Dust     |     Pacific Pearls     |     IAN ZARO     |       Barry Cedric     |     Jay Crew Dance Group     |     Normey Johnson     |     Yidinji Descendants     |     ISAIAH     |     Pacific Flowers Hula Girls     |     Darnley Island and Badu Island Descendants     |     MAGGIE WALSH     |     Bamaga Dancers     

MARKETPLACE + AMUSEMENTS 

Markets     |     Traditional and contemporary food     |     Healing spaces     |     Children’s rides and amusements

BWGCOLMAN DANCERS

GREAT NORTHERN DANCERS

View the videos below and start practicing. Free dance workshops are also available at the festival.

SIMONE STACEY

IAN ZARO

KONNEKTD BY BLUD

YIDINJI DESCENDANTS

Largest Aboriginal Dance - WORLD RECORD RULES

Come and help us break the world record for the largest 'Aboriginal' Dance.

For us to break the world record we MUST meet the following requirements

Record definition
· This record is for the greatest number of people simultaneously performing an Australian "Aboriginal” dance at a single venue.
· This record should be attempted by a group of unlimited size.
· This record is measured by the number of successful participants.
· For the purpose of this record, an Aboriginal dance is defined as a style of traditional dance that is performed by the indigenous Aboriginal people of Australia.

Rules for Largest Aboriginal dance (single venue)
1. The dance must be performed in the traditional manner and in traditional clothing (if any) associated with the dance. Where this is not possible (due to the number of people) there must be some uniformity in the participants’ attire e.g. all wearing the same colour.
2. The choreography must be executed with a high level of proficiency. Guinness World Records reserves the right to disqualify attempts for which the performance level is deemed to be insufficient, at our own discretion.
3. Only people who actively dance will count towards the record. Musicians must not be included in the final total.
4. The entire attempt must be observed by an independent expert in Aboriginal culture and dance.

Guinness World Records Largest Aboriginal dance (single venue)
• The dance must last a minimum of 5 minutes. Any performers who do not participate fully for the entire 5 minutes must be deducted from the final total.
• Participants may be in a single line, any number of lines or in any other arrangement.
• All participants must be performing the same routine simultaneously, thus all participants must be able to either see instructors or follow their movements on a video screen.
• The chosen dance area must be large enough to not only hold the people but to allow them to dance unrestricted the required steps.

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