Dancing to the New Dreaming
with Wiruungga Dunggiirr, Garra rrana (Blue Dragonfly), & Moussa Dembele
The dreamtime stories were gifted and passed on through telling the stories and dancing them, through traditional art and songs, and through the ceremonies and rituals passed on from generation to generation.
The stories represent the beginning of time, the time of the Never-Never, when the Ancestral Spirits moved over the land, creating life and all the important physical formations of the land.
About Wiruungga and Garra rrana:
Wiruungga is an Elder from the Namba Gumbaynggar Nation, New South Wales, Nambucca Heads. Wisdom Keeper who is carrying the knowledge of the Dreamtime, past on from generation to generation. Leading ceremonies, rituals and walkabouts. Traditional artist, dancer of the dreamtime, fire keeper from the Never-Never, story teller and teacher who dedicate his life to building bridges to keep the culture alive. Traveling with his partner Garra rrana to remaind communities to support them by bringing clothes and building gardens…. Their new dreaming is to start up a bush university on tribal land to share the knowledge and wisdom of the and creating space for all people to receive the healing of medicine plants in the bush.
Garra is walking the songlines of her African Ancestors, by the guidance of her Grandmothers. Medicine Woman and teacher, who works with traditional medicines and leading different ceremonies and rituals. Creative artist, sharing the language of the spirits in tribal dance and songs. Together with Wiruungga Dunggiirr they are building bridges and bringing different cultures together to create awareness of the new dreaming.