Contemporary Australian Indigenous Dance

An upsurge of Indigenous cultural pride leads to the birth of a unique new dance form led by American dancer Carol Johnson: Contemporary Australian Indigenous Dance. This new dance form springs from collaborations with Indigenous Aboriginal dance creators, Western trained choreographers and traditional cultural owners. Workshops follow for young people keen to learn and perform the new dance fusion. This is the genesis of NAISDA Dance Academy, later College. (V39, ‘The Aboriginal Dance Theatre’).

  • Carol Johnson