Tjapukai Dance Theatre
The Tjapukai Aboriginal dancers invite you to join their corroboree.
Join the world famous Tjapukai Aboriginal dancers in a corroboree celebration sharing stories of the hunt through the dances of the kangaroo, brolga and cassowary. Learn the Djabugay language through interactive song and dance and finish with a fire making ceremony.
Created in consultation with the Djabugay people, this is the original Tjapukai performance which opened in Kuranda in 1987. It is recorded in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s longest running stage show.
The original show was just about the men of Djabugay, with women and their role in the tribe introduced in 1994. More than 3 million people around the world have learnt to “shake a leg” and how to make a fire without matchsticks by joining this performance.
Torres Strait Islander culture is shared through dance and song.
Rhythmic drumming, beautiful islander harmonies and spectacular Dhari head dresses will introduce you to the colourful culture of the Torres Strait Islander people, who come from the islands between the northern tip of Australia and Papua New Guinea.
Created in consultation with Traditional Owners in the Torres Strait this performance highlights the cultural differences between Islanders and the Aboriginal people. Their lives are closely entwined with the sea, their love of football and music. Listen to the enchanting sounds of the Island songs and sing along to Serese, Tamoney, Sasa, Cape York, Namunatra, Ecuma and the famous Taba Naba