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The Djirri Djirri Dance Group will perform the Buln Buln
All images courtesy of Burrinja website
Dances with Lyrebirds will be at the Burrinja Gallery, corner Glenfern Road & Matson Drive, Upwey from 4 July to 26 July 2015. It'll be open from Tuesdays to Sundays from 10am to 4pm.
Generously supported by a Yarra Ranges Council Arts and Cultural Heritage Development Grant, this performance is inspired by the graceful, quirky and iconic Superb Lyrebird. An exhibition of dance, photography and sound, it draws on the sensory experience of the forest, lyrebird encounters and mythologies to respond to this unique bird.
Engage with and be inspired by this wondrous creature in our midst. A collaborative venture by local artists, photographer Kate Baker, dancer Gretel Taylor and sound artist Anthony Magen, the official opening will feature performances by Gretel Taylor, Jacqui Rutten, Mandy Nicholson and the Djirri Djirri Dance Group performing the Wurundjeri Lyrebird (Buln Buln) dance.
Other highlights in the program include open invitation Sherbrooke Lyrebird Surveys, sound walks and a presentation on Lyrebird ecology and folklore by PhD candidate Alex Maisey and 'Lyrebird Lady' Jan Incoll (Sherbrooke Lyrebird Study Group).
Burrinja Cultural Centre, Upwey Sun 5th July- Sunday 26th July
The Memo, Healesville Fri 31st July- Tues 25th August
Sat 4 July, 6am : Sherbrooke Lyrebird Survey. Grants Picnic Ground, Kallista. Dress warmly, bring a pencil and torch. Free breakfast at 8am. Quiet and supervised children welcome.
Sunday 5 July 2pm for 2:20pm performance: Opening 'Dances with Lyrebirds' exhibition Burrinja Gallery at Burrinja Cultural Centre, 351 Glenfern Rd, Upwey. Performances by Gretel Taylor, Jacqui Rutten, Mandy Nicholson and Djirri DjirriDance Group performing the Wurundjeri Lyrebird (Buln Buln) dance.
Sun 12 July 2-3pm: Sherbrooke Lyrebird Study Group Presentation: Lyrebird ecology and folklore by PhD candidate Alex Maisey and 'Lyrebird Lady' Jan Incoll. Burrinja Cultural Centre, 351 Glenfern Rd, Upwey.
Sat 18 July, 6am Sherbrooke Lyrebird Survey, Grants Picnic Ground, Kallista. As per Sat 4 July above, be warm, have pencil and torch, free breakfast and quiet supervised children can come.
9.15am for 9.30-10.30am Soundwalk led by Anthony Magen Meet at Badger's Weir Picnic Area car park, Badger Weir Rd, Badger Creek.
Fri 31 July 6pm: Opening 'Dances with Lyrebirds' exhibition (Kate Baker, Anthony Magen, Gretel Taylor) with performances by Gretel Taylor, Jacqui Rutten, Mandy Nicholson and Djirri Djirri Dance Group. The Memo, 235 Maroondah Highway, Healesville Exhibition continues and is open until Tuesday 25 August 2015.