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Discover Indigenous Australia through Virtual Reality.

Edg VR has been created by world renowned educators, experts and developers utilising the latest technology. Using our bespoke software platform and unique content, Edg VR networks 35 devices; every child experiences the virtual scenario with their own headset.

The dances showcased in our 'virtual reality experience' are from the tribal areas of Far North Queensland. The songs and dances are highly structured and require a great deal of knowledge and skill to perform.

The welcome – Biba Myon

The songman with the didgeridoo appears on the stage and welcomes everyone to our gathering.

Mosquito dance – Ngukum

The dancers show how they hunt in the swampy mangrove forests and they use leaves to swish at their bodies and keep the mosquitoes away.

Warning dance – Gurrunga

This dance is performed when one tribe moves into another tribal area. The dance warns the invading tribe to stay away to avoid tribal war.

The silent snake – Pamagirri

Pamagirri means silent snake. Watch the dancers snake out into the audience! Beware they could be behind you!

Sugar bag – Muguy

Two hunters search for the Makor tree, chop it down and remove the sweet tasting centre which is shared among the tribe. They celebrate their find by dancing.

The cassowary dance – Bundara

The dancers show their imitation and hunting skills by mimicking the actions of the cassowary, the large, flightless and dangerous bird of the rainforest.

The kangaroo dance – Marloo

A young kangaroo challenges an older kangaroo to a fight over territorial grounds. Males fight by kicking one another with their powerful hind legs.

Shake a leg – Warran-Jarra

A demonstration of the different styles of a dance known as shake-a-leg. Watch closely as there is a surprise to come.

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Ages:

Kindergarten, Primary Stage 1 (Y1-2), Primary Stage 2 (Y3-4), Primary Stage 3 (Y5-6), Secondary Stage 4 (Y7-8), Secondary Stage 5 (Y9-10), Secondary Stage 6 (Y11-12)

Locations:

Adelaide, Albury, Ballarat, Bathurst, Bendigo, Brisbane, Bunbury, Bundaberg, Cairns, Canberra, Central Coast, Coffs Harbour, Darwin, Dubbo, Geelong, Geraldton, Gladstone, Gold Coast, Hervey Bay, Hobart, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Launceston, Lismore, Mackay, Maitland, Mandurah, Melbourne, Melton, Mildura, Newcastle, Orange, Perth, Port Macquarie, Queanbeyan, Richmond, Rockhampton, Rockingham, Shepparton-Mooroopna, Sydney, Tamworth, Thuringowa, Toowoomba, Townsville, Tweed Heads, Wagga Wagga, Warrnambool, Windsor, Wodonga, Wollongong

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