Aussies troupe to perform in Charlottesville
Aussies, a group of Aboriginal and non-indigenous artists from
Australia, will perform Sept. 25 in the Charlottesville Performing
Arts Center at 7 p.m. The group, whose visit is sponsored by U.Va.'s
Art Collection, blends song, dance, poetry and storytelling
in its performances.
Upstart Aussies aim to bring attention to the impact of Europeans
settling Australia on Aboriginal culture, particularly the thousands
of Aboriginal children forcibly removed from their families under
the government's assimilation policy. The artists, who include
the children's dance troupe, "Burrnya Warrma," and singer
Kerrianne Cox, also share a message of hope for reconciliation.
$10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors, are available
at the Newcomb Hall Box Office, Greenberry's, Mincer's, Plan 9
and Spencer's, as well as at 400 Peter Jefferson Place on Pantops,
where the collection is housed. Call 244-0234 for information.