This event is for Gugans and Burrus.
Eleanor Clapham is a descendent of the Murrawarri people of Brewarrina NSW. Following the completion of her Performing Arts degree at the University of Wollongong, Eleanor had a highly successful career as an Opera singer in Vietnam.
The Emu is a spirited and cheeky animal; curious by nature and loves getting up to all sorts of mischief when given the chance. Join Eleanor on this fun filled musical adventure to learn all about Emus and their songs, stories and dances. After an interactive call-and-response style Welcome to Country in Dhurug language, Eleanor will have students playing instruments, learning dances, and enchanted by the stories of Baime, the dark Emu found in the sky, and the legend of the Munduguddah, the rainbow serpent.
All students will participate and perform in this dynamic workshop, where alongside fun fact about emus, Eleanor will interweave a message of sustainability, drawing on the practices carried out by her ancestors. Inspired by her continuing connection to her heritage and informed by her years as the creator and presenter of “Cheeky Tunes”, Eleanor believes that music and play are some of the best ways to introduce students to new ideas and concepts. Eleanor will leave teachers with follow up project work that will allow students to continue practicing the songs, dances and languages they have been introduced to throughout the session.