Miriki Performing Arts presents 'Bayal Kaymanen' (Dancing Smoke)

Performing Arts - Dance | August 2 | 8:30 p.m. |  Memorial Glade

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, The Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund, Australia Council for the Arts, The Embassy of Australia in Washington, D.C.

Miriki Performing Arts presents Bayal Kaymanen (Dancing Smoke), a full-length dance performance exploring the relationship of fire between Yidinji Nation (Cairns, Australia) and Northern Pomo Dancers (Northern California).

Bringing together young people and their communities, Bayal Kaymanen explores the notions of fire in ceremony and the connections between the two groups. The collaborative development has occurred over two years and focuses on inter-generational and cross-cultural engagement.

Although an ocean separates the groups, the connections and learnings about each other’s cultures and relationship to fire has shown we are more similar than different. The performance will take place on Ohlone homelands in Huichin (Berkeley) and will bring dancers from the Cairns region to perform with the Northern Pomo Dancers. Please join us for this family-friendly, community event for a night under the stars of storytelling through traditional and contemporary dance and song by young people from Northern Pomo and Yidinji Nation lands.

 All Audiences

 Free and open to the public. Please bring your own chairs and mats for outdoor seating.