Byron Bay Bluesfest

Jannawi Dance Clan


Jannawi Artistic Director is Peta Strachan, a Darug woman with a passion for Sydney’s language culture and stories. Peta is a multi-disciplinary dancer teacher, choreographer, set designer, and costume designer. Jannawi dancers and students are predominantly from the inner west suburbs and?surrounding areas of Sydney. Jannawi recognises the enormous benefits gained through indigenous contemporary and traditional dance. Jannawi can go far in filling the void and providing a nexus for the strands of talent development, education and cultural identity engagement required in the young people of our community.

The company and its member collectively have performed across many festivals and events such as Woggan-ma-gule ceremony, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Woodford Folk Festival, Homeground, the Dreaming. Internationally they were one of the highlights at the opening of the Muse Du Quay Branly, Paris, The Sydney Olympics Opening and Closing ceremonies, Barangaroo opening events and more recently the Darwin Telstra Art Awards.

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