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Nunukul Yuggera

Dance Rites 2019

Internationally acclaimed Aboriginal dance group Nunukul Yuggera prides itself on being one of the very best Australia has to offer. The winners of Dance Rites 2018, they are making a triumphant return to delight the audience with their mesmerising new performance. Prepare for the Dreamtime to unfold before your eyes. 

On the Forecourt

Through hard work, determination and perseverance Nunukul Yuggera have established themselves as a powerful cultural force in Australia. Their intense emotion during performance sets them apart - it is impossible to miss their honest, heartfelt and spiritually engaged expressions as they dance. 

By performing in many events over the past twelve years, this extraordinarily talented community of people have kept their culture alive and thriving through the passing on and training of their younger generation. 

Don’t miss your chance to be drawn in to the Dreamtime with this unforgettable group. 

Presented by the Sydney Opera House.



Witness the powerful coming together of traditional customs and contemporary culture, with hundreds of First Nations dancers from around Australia and performers from around the world.

Join us on the forecourt, a First Nations meeting place for thousands of years, to share in this free festival of live dance, music and community. 

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