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Performances & Demonstrations

Performances

Didgeridoo Performance

Talent: Dale Austin
Duration: Approx. 20 min

Didgeridoo performance with clapstick tapping on the didgeridoo, with cultural introductions to sounds.

If you require the performance to be longer, please contact us first.

Note: Playing the didgeridoo requires frequent breathing breaks.

$550 +gst

 

ROBBIE MILLS & SON, JUNIOR
Guitar, song and didgeridoo

Talent: Robbie Mills
Duration: Approx. 1 or 2 hours

A special performance of father and son, Robbie Mills on guitar and vocals with his son Junior on didgeridoo. With a blues-funk sound, Robbie’s compositions share stories of his life; and Aboriginal culture and history. Most songs are in English, however some are in his mother’s Aboriginal language.

If you require the performance to be longer, please contact us first.

Note: Playing the Guitar, song and didgeridoo.

$600 (1 hr)

$750 (2 hr)

ROBBIE MILLS & SON, JUNIOR
Didgeridoo & Cultural Explanations

Talent: Robbie Mills
Duration: Approx. 20 mins

Introduced by father Robbie Mills, Junior will play didgeridoo. Robbie will also explain in intervals the cultural meaning behind each piece.

If you require the performance to be longer, please contact us first.

$600 

ABORIGINAL FEMALE DANCE PERFORMANCE

Talent: Sylvia Nulpinditj
Duration: Approx. 20 mins

Three female dancers perform traditional and contemporary Yolgnu dance interpretations; and some audience engagement (language and movements); recorded audio.

$1000+gst (with 2 x songmen)
$800 + gst

Additional cost (upon negotiation) – Staging Options: sand on floor, textile banners, photographic projection, dry ice

ROBBIE MILLS SOLO Guitar & Song

Talent: Robbie Mills
Duration: Approx. 1 hour

Known for his blues-funk sound, Robbie Mills will play his own compositions with stories of his life; and Aboriginal culture and history. Most songs are in English, however some are in his mother’s Aboriginal language.

If you require the performance to be longer, please contact us first.

Note: Playing the SOLO Guitar & Song.

$500 (1 hr)

ROBBIE MILLS & THE COLLECTIVE

Talent: Robbie Mills
Duration: Approx. 90 mins

With three albums under their belt, this dynamic blues-funk five-piece band includes: Robbie Mills (vocals and guitar), Robbie’s son Junior (bass), Brendan Hicks (drums) and other band members (brass section of three additional optional extra). The band performs Robbie’s own compositions with stories of his life; and Aboriginal culture and history. Most songs are in English, however some are in his mother’s Aboriginal language.

If you require the performance to be longer, please contact us first.

$1500 +gst 
(90 mins, incl. breaks)
Optional extra:
$2200 
Includes brass section of 3 musicians
 (90 mins, incl. breaks)

ABORIGINAL MALE DANCE PERFORMANCE

Talent: Clinton Gaykamangu
Duration: Approx. 20 min

Six male dancers perform traditional and contemporary Yolgnu dance interpretations; and some audience engagement (language and movements).

$1800+gst with songmen
$1600+gst with audio recording instead of 2 x songmen

Additional cost (upon negotiation) – Staging Options: sand on floor, textile banners, photographic projection, dry ice.

ABORIGINAL FEMALE & MALE DANCE PERFORMANCE

Talent: Clinton Gaykamangu and Sylvia Nulpinditj
Duration: Approx. 20 mins

Group of nine dancers (males and female) perform traditional and contemporary Yolgnu dance interpretations; and some audience engagement (language and movements); recorded audio.

$2100+gst(with songmen)
$1900+gst with audio recording instead of 2 x songmen

Additional cost (upon negotiation) – Staging Options: sand on floor, textile banners, photographic projection, dry ice

Demonstrations

Painting and/or Carving Demonstration

Talent: Dale Austin
Duration: 1 hour

Watch Dale paint and/or carve and have a casual conversation about his life and culture.

If you require the performance to be longer, please contact us first.

$120 +gst

Drawing and/or Printing Demonstration

Talent: Naomy Briston
Duration: 1 hour

Watch Naomy paint, draw and/or print and have a casual conversation about her life and culture.

If you require the performance to be longer, please contact us first.

$120 +gst

PAINTING DEMONSTRATION

Talent: Sylvia Nulpinditj
Duration: 1 hour

Watch Sylvia paint and have a casual conversation about her life and culture.

If you require the demonstration to be longer, please contact us first.

$120 +gst

PAINTING DEMONSTRATION

Talent: Clinton Gaykamangu
Duration: 1 hour

Watch Clinton paint and have a casual conversation about his life and culture.

If you require the demonstration to be longer, please contact us first.

$120 +gst

Ceremony

SMOKING CEREMONY (EVENT*)

Talent: Tony Lee
Duration: Approx. 20 min (includes preparation + 2 min talk)

Held outdoors, Tony sets and lights a safe fire of specially selected native leaves collected from Country. He welcomes your group as a Larrakia Traditional Owner to Larrakia country, explains cultural significance of smoke clearing and health, and answers questions. This process often includes additional Aboriginal assistants.

* Please note that this is for the purposes preparing the event space as per traditional protocol, not a smoking ceremony to heal a specific problem in the environment (though this can be negotiated).

$850 +gst 

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