8 Facts about Aboriginal Dance

Wednesday, November 5th 2014. | Arts


Facts about Aboriginal Dance elaborate the detail ideas about the aboriginal dances used in various ceremonies. The traditional dance is very impressive because it has sacred meaning.  If you take a look at the videos or pictures of the aboriginals dance, you will be entertained. Check out more facts about aboriginal dance below:

Facts about Aboriginal Dance 1: no written language

The Aboriginal people do not have any written language. Their culture is passed to the next generation using the oral language that they can find in stories, legends, dances, music and songs.

Facts about Aboriginal Dance 2: the important of dance

Dancing is one of the important things in aboriginal culture. The people are divided into some clans. A certain aboriginal group will be proud and honored if they are bestowed with a dance.

Facts about Aboriginal Dance

Facts about Aboriginal Dance

Facts about Aboriginal Dance 3: participating in a dance

It is considered as a rude act if you participate in a dance that does not included in your family group. If you want to participate, you need to get the permission from the group.

Facts about Aboriginal Dance 4: dancing is a tradition

The aboriginal dance is a tradition. They will be passed from generation to generation to the oldest child. But the oldest child is not the only one who always gets this honor. Sometimes the most deserving one is not the oldest child in the group.

Aboriginal Dance Facts

Aboriginal Dance Facts

Facts about Aboriginal Dance 5: corroboree

Corroboree is one of the famous dances in Aboriginal culture. If you are invited in a corroboree, it means that you can enjoy a dance ceremony. Get facts about aboriginal ceremonies here.

Facts about Aboriginal Dance 6: different types of corroboree

You can find out different types of corroboree.  The participants of corroboree will be all women if you see Munga Munga. Joonba is corroboree used as a ceremony passed down to the family group. If you want to enjoy a festive ceremony, you can check out Wangka.

Aboriginal Dance Pic

Aboriginal Dance Pic

Facts about Aboriginal Dance 7: stories

If you check out the ceremony of corroboree, they always depict stories. It can be associated with the religions, culture, land, community, dreamtime, and belief.

Facts about Aboriginal Dance 8: the aboriginal identity

Since 1920s, the aboriginal identity was protected. In 1940s, the aboriginal people were asked to blend with the white Australian culture. But they had a fear of the lost of identity. Therefore, they did not accept assimilation but welcome the integration which can preserve the cultural identity of songs, arts, dance and culture. Check out facts about aboriginal history here.

Aboriginal Dance

Aboriginal Dance

 

Aboriginal Dances

Aboriginal Dances

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