Ten Days on the Island presents
mapali – Dawn Gathering
Director Dave mangenner Gough, a proud trawlwoolway Tasmanian Aboriginal man who descends from bunganna (chief) manalargenna’s oldest daughter, woretemoeteyemer, of north east Tasmania.
Movement Director Adam Wheeler (Tasdance)
Associate Movement Director Caitlin Comerford (Stompin)
Design Maurice Goldberg and Matthew Aberline (Goldberg Aberline Studio)
Music Director Yyan Ng
Special thanks to our Elders and the Tasmanian Aboriginal community.
Performance Groups and Contributors
Burnie Surf Life Saving Club
Marist Regional College
Parklands High School
Reflexions Dance Studio
South East Tasmanian Aboriginal Corporation
Taiko Oni Jima
Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre
University of Tasmania
Wynyard High School
Event contains live flames.
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Image: Brodie Weeding
Once more, our North West community will unite to celebrate the break of day with mapali – Dawn Gathering. This stirring Welcome to Country will mark the opening of our 2021 Festival as the sun rises over the Burnie foreshore.
Created and narrated by artist and cultural leader David mangenner Gough, mapali – ‘gathering’ – will celebrate our palawa creation story: how moinee, the great creator, made lutruwita/Tasmania.
Movement director Adam Wheeler (Tasdance), music director Yyan Ng (percussionist) and the Goldberg Aberline Studio work with hundreds of local artists, community groups and schools to create a special event bringing together performers from our Tasmanian Aboriginal community and beyond – elders, singers, dancers, drummers and visual artists.
Share the dawn with us. Connect with your lutruwita/Tasmania community as together, we celebrate the spirit of our heart-shaped island.
This is a free event however bookings are required.
This is a smoke-free event.