Posted October 5, 2015

Be part of TANDERRUM 2015

Learn the steps to the final public group dance for this year’s TANDERRUM ceremony!

TANDERRUM (Kulin for ceremony) is a celebration of the ground we stand on and of the people whose ancestors walked it before our time. Taking place in The Square, this powerful event brings together Elders from the five clans of the Eastern Kulin: Wurundjeri, Boon Wurrung, Taungurung, Dja Dja Wurrung and the Wadawurrung to celebrate their rich cultural heritage and formally open the Melbourne Festival for another year.

At the end of the ceremony Melbournians are encouraged to join in and dance. Teach yourself the steps with the video below or come along to a free dance workshop with TANDERRUM Director Jacob Boehme on Tuesday 6 October, 5.30pm, ahead of the main event on Thursday 8 October, 6.30pm.