The Chooky Dancers
Coming from Elcho Island, a remote community in North East Arnhem Land, The Chooky Dancers have been acclaimed for their show Wrong Skin (Ngurrumilmarrmiryu), and gained popularity on Australia’s Got Talent and through the film Bran Nue Dae. Fans across the world are now ‘absorbing’ a contemporary dance version of Zorba the Greek on YouTube. The Chooky Dancers dress in traditional cloth and body paint, and fuse traditional Aboriginal and contemporary forms of dance, comedy and clowning. The Chooky Dancers combine humour, skill, discipline, athleticism and dancing with their own traditional culture.
The Chooky Dancers artists:
Lionel Dulmanawuy Garawirrtja
Photos—Thumbnail and first image: The Chooky Dancers will attend the 2012 Festival of Pacific Arts as members of the Australian Delegation. Credit: Courtesy of the artists; Gallery photos (left to right): The Chooky Dancers. Credit: Courtesy of the artists.