Clancestry showcases diversity of Indigenous culture
On the evening of Sunday 3rd March, 155 Aboriginal and Torres Islander performers representing 9 clan groups showcased their culture to an audience of 750 people.
Produced by Hope Empowered, and staged at the Piazza (SouthBank Parklands) in partnership with QPAC, Clancestry was unlike any Indigenous gathering seen in Brisbane in close to 100 years.
The theatrical tension and energy of the 90-minute show along with the diversity of body paint, artifacts, costume and decoration left the audience in rapturous applause and wanting more.
The community feedback was overwhelmingly positive with comments such as, “I have never seen anything like it before, and I sincerely hope that I will see it again in my lifetime.”
A noted community Elder commented on the community cohesion the event had encouraged stating, “Clancestry didn’t just honour our stories, it honoured us…our community, our spirit and our people. This event must continue.”