One of the delights of attending the Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival, held every two years on Cape York in remote north Queensland, is seeing indigenous youngsters learning and expressing their culture.
Some performers at the festival are as young as four, others are in school groups. In all of them, their pride in their culture and their performance is evident in the wide smiles and fierce concentration on their faces. I captured some of that at last year’s festival and this week’s travel theme “Youngsters” from Ailsa at Where’s My Backpack? seemed a great chance to share some more images.
About 500 performers, representing about 20 indigenous communities, take part in this colourful festival. The next Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival will be held on June 19-21, 2015.
A Glass Half Full travelled to Laura in 2013 as a guest of Tourism and Events Queensland.