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Jannawi Dance Clan

From the rich story telling traditions of Aboriginal NSW, Jannawi dance clan shines a light on strength, resilience and artistry of Aboriginal women, men, youth and dance culture today.

On the Forecourt

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Jannawi dance clan is an Indigenous dance company encompassing modern urban and traditional Aboriginal dance styles with traditional music by song man Matthew Doyle singing in the Sydney languages. The name Jannawi means ‘with me, with you’ in the Darug language of NSW.

Jannawi is dedicated to uniting Sydney’s young people through dance, encouraging individuality and artistic development, and nurturing a strong sense of cultural identity. The company does this by remaining strongly connected to the roots of its tradition and creating a cultural pathway of dance, song and stories, from past and present.

Witness the stunning fusion of modern and traditional dance styles with Jannawi at Homeground 2017.

Presented by the Sydney Opera House.



For thousands of years, the land that Sydney Opera House is built on was a gathering place for the Gadigal people who danced and sang here.

Homeground continues the rich history of this site, formerly known as Tubowgule, by bringing the very best First Nations artists from around the world to the Opera House Forecourt for two free days of music, dance, workshops and markets.

Celebrate the power of contemporary artists and ancient customs under the sun and stars at Homeground 2017.

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