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Bulnuruwanha Taking Flight

Digital workshop

In this on-demand resource, watch contemporary Indigenous dances exploring the Wiradjuri Dreamtime stories of the Magpie, Kookaburra and other birds, and play along with fun and interactive games & activities.

Book a session from 28 May - 9 June

Term 2, 2023

Click here to book this on-demand event from Sunday, 28 May - Friday, 9 June.

This digital program is available on demand from Sunday, 28 May. Watch at any time, from the comfort of your classroom.

Suitable for Early Stage 1 - Stage 2

This program is recommended for Years K - 4.

This event is free for Australian schools

All digital programs are free to Australian schools and can be viewed via Youtube or our website. Terms and conditions apply. Fees apply for all international bookings.

This program runs for approximately 45 mins

Schools should be dialed-in 15 minutes prior to the commencement of the session to test camera and microphone. Program duration is a guide only and may be subject to change.

Viewing link

The viewing link to connect to this interactive session will be emailed to you in advance.

Curriculum links: Years K - 2

Australian Curriculum: General capabilities and cross-curriculum priorities

·         Critical and creative thinking

·         Personal and social capability

·         Intercultural understanding

·         Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures


NSW Curriculum: Outcomes for Early Stage 1-Stage 2 (School Years K-2)


·         ENe-10C thinks imaginatively and creatively about familiar topics, simple ideas and the basic features of texts when responding to and composing texts

·         EN1-10C thinks imaginatively and creatively about familiar topics, ideas and texts when responding to and composing texts

·         EN2-10C thinks imaginatively, creatively and interpretively about information, ideas and texts when responding to and composing texts


·         DAES1.3 Responds to and communicates about the dances they view and/or experience

·         DAS1.3 Gives personal opinions about the dances and their purpose that they view and/or experience

·         DAS2.3 Gives personal opinions about the use of elements and meaning in their own and others’ dances


·         GEe-1 identifies places and develops an understanding of the importance of places to people

·         GE1-1 describes features of places and the connections people have with places

·         GE2-1 examines features and characteristics of places and environments


·         MUES1.4 Listens to and responds to music.

·         MUS1.4 Responds to a range of music, expressing likes and dislikes and the reasons for these choices.

·         MUS2.4 Identifies the use of musical concepts and musical symbols in a range of repertoire


·         DRAES1.4 Responds to dramatic experiences.

·         DRAS1.4 Appreciates dramatic work during the making of their own drama and the drama of others.

·         DRAS2.4 Responds to, and interprets drama experiences and performances


Explore the Wiradjuri Dreamtime through dance

Bulnuruwanha is a contemporary Indigenous dance work exploring the Wiradjuri Dreamtime stories of the Magpie, Willy Wagtail, Kookaburra and Cockatoo and their roles in the creation of the land. Developed by recent NAISDA graduate, new Bangarra member, and First Nations choreographer and dancer Emily Flannery, Bulnuruwanha takes students through four different dances inspired by the birds and animals of the NSW Central Coast.

In this digital resource, filmed at NAISDA in the NSW Central, students will watch and learn parts of the choreography and respond with reflections on animals and birds from their own country. The on-demand workshop also involves fun and engaging games and activities to do together as a class.

Bulnuruwanha is a DirtyFeet production commissioned by the Sydney Opera House, as part of New Work Now, enabled by The Wolanski Foundation.

Presented by Sydney Opera House

Share your stories with us 

SOH is located on lands where people have come together to share stories for thousands of years. We would love you to share the stories you create in this workshop with us! 

Once completed send them through to for your chance to show the world your storytelling skills!

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Frequently Asked Questions - Interactive Programs

What equipment do I need?

All you need is an internet connection! Schools can connect through Youtube in an internet browser however works best for your students (as a classroom or on individual computers.)

The viewing link will be emailed to you in advance of the event. 

If you require technical assistance with your video conferencing facilities, contact your schools’ tech support or alternatively contact our Creative Learning team on 02 9250 7770.


How do I book?

Click on the link for your preferred session time. If it is the first time you have used DART Connections you will be required to set up a username and password. 

Please note that DART connections is the booking platform for all of our sessions and you will need to book here even if you are not a NSW or DET school.

Once your booking has been confirmed, our team will be in touch with relevant dial in details and to address any technical questions you may have.


What if I can't book in for the session I want?

Our on-demand program, including performances, workshops and talks, are available for a minimum of 10 days after the premiere. This gives you greater flexibility to watch at a time and date that’s convenient to your class.

What if I need to change or cancel my booking?

You don’t need to do anything! If you can no longer attend our on-demand program of events, book in for another on-demand event at a time that suits you better.

If you would really like to attend outside of the event dates, please contact the Creative Learning team on and we will try our best to accommodate you

How can I prepare my class for their session?

Once your booking is confirmed, our Creative Learning team will send you an email with all the details to prepare for your session. 

To ensure your students get the most out of the experience, a Teachers’ Resource Pack is available for most programs. We recommend using these resources in advance of your digital excursion.

For the Digital Talks Program, your students can record their questions for the speaker and send them to us in advance of the talk. The details of how to do this will be emailed to you by our Creative Learning Team. 

How many students can I have participate in the one group?

As the program is non-interactive, you can book for as many students as you like - a whole school booking of 500 or a single home learner - all are welcome and can be accommodated!

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