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pakana kanaplila

Wed 27 Dec 4.30pm (Main Stage)

pakana kanaplila is a Tasmanian Aboriginal traditional and contemporary dance group that is growing dance within lutruwita Tasmania. On our salt-water island, lutruwita Tasmania, the dancers are country, fresh and saltwater, fire, wind and ceremony. It is through the gum we carry in our hands, and the beats of our movements and clapsticks, that we cleanse the space and welcome the ancestors through our dance and song for we stand strong and proud, honouring our animals and traditions through movements that we pass to future generations.