Dancing in shadows : histories of Nyungar performance / Anna Haebich.Material type: BookPublisher: Crawley, Western Australia : UWA Publishing, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Description: xix, 405 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), portraits : 24 cm.ISBN: 9781742589718 (paperback).Subject(s): Noongar (Australian people) | Dance, Aboriginal Australian | Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- Stirling -- Social life and customs | Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- Stirling -- History | Aboriginal Australians -- Interviews | Aboriginal Australians -- MusicDDC classification: 305.89915
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-385) and index.
Foreword / Dr Richard Walley OAM ; interviewers Anna Haebich and Terri-ann White -- Introduction -- 1. Performance culture and activism -- 2. Tourism, sports and official welcomes -- 3. Mission music making -- 4. performing in 'unexpected places' -- 5. Nyungar theatre -- 6. Bindjareh Pinjarra: a play about the massacre -- 7. Wanjoo! Yarning witih Gianna Williams.
Dancing in Shadows explores the power of Indigenous performance pitted against the forces of settler colonisation. Historian Anna Haebich documents how the Nyungar people of Western Australia strategically and courageously adapted their rich performance culture to survive the catastrophe that engulfed them, and generously share their culture, history and language in theatre.