Wagana Aboriginal Dancers

Wagana Aboriginal Dancers

Three words that describe this company
Aboriginal First Nation

Company bio
Under the direction of Wiradjuri dancer and choreographer Jo Clancy, Wagana perform traditional and contemporary Aboriginal dances inspired by the landscape and creation stories of the Blue Mountains and NSW Central West country in Australia. We honor and respect the Darug, Gundungurra and Wiradjuri peoples as the traditional custodians of the lands we dance on and aim to show our love of sharing culture through dance, music and story telling. Wagana are blessed to have Jacinta Tobin as our Song Woman. We deliver performances and workshops at community and corporate events and festivals, in schools and pre-schools. Our dancers include young people and adults; the current company is mostly women ranging from 2 – 46 years old.

A day in the life of...
Our creative process always starts with acknowledgement of country and ancestors. We have a studio space at a local Steiner school as well as an outdoor sand circle. We sing together and eat together as part of our practice. We would hope the Company that chooses to work with us is open to story based creative dance making, that they like the floor, expansive movement and walking through the bush. We live in one of the most magnificent parts of the world! The Blue Mountains is Darug and Gundungurra country, a National Park with World Heritage status. The Mountains dramatic scenery encompasses steep cliffs, eucalyptus forests, waterfalls and villages dotted with guesthouses, galleries, awesome cafe's and gardens.

What can we offer?
Wagana is flexible with dates and looking forward to discuss opportunities with potential partners. We would be happy to host a small or large company of dancers and chaperones and could offer accommodation in our homes or recommend holiday houses close to our studio and sand circle.

 

Location
Blue Mountains, NSW

Main contact person
Jo Clancy, Director
Email: jo.clancy@bigpond.com
Phone: 0409 651 290

Social media
Facebook: facebook.com/waganadancers

Footage of recent work
Via Vimeo