Formerly known as DanceSite, Malandarri Festival is a special community-based event that celebrates both traditional and contemporary arts and cultural practices from the four clan groups living in Borroloola – the Yanyuwa, Garrwa, Gurdanji and Mara people.
Malandari Festival Artistic Director Marlene Timothy leads all ITDP community engagement in Borroloola, ensuring the Festival and related activity is community driven.
With more than five years of delivery, Malandarri Festival continues to be a leading remote community Festival in the Northern Territory and is particularly known for its strong multi-cultural representation. Previous guest performers have included Fijian, Maori, Samoan and Indian dance groups.
The ITDP model developed for Malandarri Festival includes a wide range of artistic and cultural activities that take place throughout the year in both Borroloola and Robinson River. Through various workshops in the lead up to the event, the community of Borroloola create each year’s unique and innovative Festival program.
2018 MALANDARRI FESTIVAL:
Friday 15 – Saturday 16 June
Come and celebrate dance and culture on Yanyuwa country!
2018 special guests include Divas on Tour, an all-female NT Indigenous music showcase, as well as visiting dance groups from across the NT and Queensland. Together with a school parade, marketplace, workshops, art, traditional food, kids activities and much, much more!
Friday 15 June – gates open 5:30pm
Saturday 16 June – gates open 2:00pm
This is a drug and alcohol free event held at the Borroloola Show Grounds, Borroloola, NT
Entry – gold coin donation at the gate. Children under 16 are free
Malandarri Festival Director and Cultural Events Officer
Waralungku Art Centre
Robinson Road, Borroloola NT 0854