Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival - A moving (and shaking) celebration of Australia's Indigenous history #qldblog #indigenous #travel

Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival - A moving (and shaking) celebration of Australia's Indigenous history - Queensland

"Young dancers wait to perform at the Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival in North Queensland, Australia. The biennial festival has been running for 30 years and attracts dancers from across Queensland - Dave Hunt/EPA" Via: http://www.aliraqi.org/forums/showthread.php?p=147800118

"Young dancers wait to perform at the Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival in North Queensland, Australia.

Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival. Queenslands Cape York Peninsula.

As the sun sets, the energy of the dancers increases. To the rumble of the didgeridoo and sharp sounds of the clapsticks, dancers tell their age-old stories to a hushed crowd.

Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival - Jumping | This land, around 140 kilometers west of Cooktown, is a respected and sacred bora ground (ceremony site) and has provided the stage for this important gathering for 20 years.

Images from the Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival

Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival - Jumping | This land, around 140 kilometers west of Cooktown, is a respected and sacred bora ground (ceremony site) and has provided the stage for this important gathering for 20 years.

The white clay and ochre body paint smeared on the Australian  Aboriginal dancers' bodies is not just about artistic expression. The lines and designs are a means of communication, of rules, traditions, and stories – just like the dance itself

Images from the Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival

The white clay and ochre body paint smeared on the Australian Aboriginal dancers' bodies is not just about artistic expression. The lines and designs are a means of communication, of rules, traditions, and stories – just like the dance itself

Witness the passing of culture across generations at the Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival  Image by Cathy Finch http://blog.queensland.com/2014/11/20/100-things-to-do-cairns-great-barrier-reef/ #thisisqueensland

Aboriginal boys do a traditional dance at the Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival, Laura, North Queensland, Australia, photograph by Celeste Mitchell.

Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival. Cape York Peninsula. QLD

Images of Indigenous culture at Laura Dance Festival - Australian Geographic

Like the dance moves performed, white clay and ochre lines painted on performers help to tell the Dreamtime stories of each group.

Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival - Like the dance moves performed, white clay and ochre lines painted on performers help to tell the Dreamtime stories of each group - Photo Credit: Brook Mitchell

Aboriginal dancers at Laura Dance Festival  - Join us on a 5 days 4 nights expedition Come celebrate the world’s oldest living culture.

Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival celebrate the world's oldest living culture

Aboriginal dancers at Laura Dance Festival - Join us on a 5 days 4 nights expedition Come celebrate the world’s oldest living culture.

Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival (Official Website) - Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival

Cape York Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival 2017 - Promo Australia's most authentic 3 day dance festival celebrating the many diverse aboriginal communities th.

Indigenous dancers at the Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival.  Laura, Queensland, Australia - Stock Image

Indigenous dancers at the Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival.

Gallery: Queensland's Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival - Australian Geographic

Gallery: Queensland's Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival - Australian Geographic

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