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Heat One: Traditional, Episode 2

DANCE RITES 2020

Join us online this year for the heats and finals of the DANCE RITES competition. Witness the powerful coming together of traditional customs, language and contemporary culture, with First Nations dancers from around Australia.

Heat One is the Traditional Dance, revealing continuance of song cycles and language and age-old welcomes. Each heat will be broadcast in two parts.

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Heat One: Traditional, Episode 2
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DANCE RITES

A CELEBRATION OF FIRST NATIONS DANCE

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

As a result of nationwide measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the community, the 2020 festival will be presented as a digital event, broadcast for free on Sydney Opera House’s YouTube channel and Facebook page. 

Find out more about Dance Rites

Find out more about each Heat

Dance Rites, Heat One: Traditional, Episode 1
November 11
Join us online for the heats and finals of the DANCE RITES competition as First Nations dancers from around Australia come together to share their cultural knowledge and compete to win.
Dance Rites, Heat Two: Wildcard, Episode 1
November 13
Join us online for the heats and finals of the DANCE RITES competition as First Nations dancers from around Australia come together to share their cultural knowledge and compete to win.
Dance Rites, Heat Two: Wildcard, Episode 2
November 14
Join us online for the heats and finals of the DANCE RITES competition as First Nations dancers from around Australia come together to share their cultural knowledge and compete to win.

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