Biripi Dancers and DanceRites
The story of the project
Wayne Paulson, aged 32, is a traditional dancer of the Biripi nation and loves to dance. He has danced at the Sydney Olympics 2000 and at numerous welcome and ceremonious events in our area. He leads a team of 12 mostly comprised of high school students who he has mentored since they were children.
The winners of the competition wins $15,000.00 and a chance to promote their culture and represent Biripi across borders and internationally. The experience gained from the competition is also going to fuel their desires in becoming local leaders to pass on their knowledge to the youth of the Manning Valley.
How the funds will be used
Dance Comp 22nd November 2015
Hire – PCYC or Purfleet Church Community bus Need a Driver $1000.00
AccomodationDorm style accommodation – Redfern $50 per night includes breakfast
would need to book now $ 1,800.00
MealsNeed to allow for $ 3,000.00IncidentalsNeed to allow for $ 1,000.00
Some of my other work
Under the PaCE program which aimed at increasing Indigenous participation at school I was able to raise enough funds and sent this Biripi dance group to the Aboriginal Laura Dance Festival in June 2015.
I now, together with the local elders and Aboriginal community wish to raise enough funds to keep this momentum up of dance and send them to Dancerites.
I overcame these unplanned incidences by being supportive of the person no matter what situation and being patient but also assertive to get wherever we needed to be.