Pakana Kanaplila| |Our name is Pakana Kanaplila. You came here to meet us here on our salt-water island Lutruwita Tasmania, we are country, fire, wind, earth and ceremony, all life within sky country, salt and fresh waters that join/grow us through an all life journey. Pakana Kanaplila Tasmanian Aboriginal Dancers are a traditional and contemporary dance group that are growing dance within lutruwita Tasmania. We hold tuylupa spark of fire elements, language story, song and kanaplila respectfully honours our Elders, and our Identity. Pakana Kanaplila brings you a culturally unique and original experience for those who witness to understand the responsibilities we hold, that we are country that is ancient and culturally significant, our spirits are born from deep time, we are the creation of the oldest living culture for future generations. Available for
- Welcome to Country / Statement of Country
- Smoking Ceremony
- Dance Performance
Dance with Paint| |
Dance with Paint is a Painting and Music activity aimed at supporting individual artistic expression through dance/movement, music and paint.
Sessions include a brief introduction to Abstract Expressionist and Impressionist art, focused on individual modes of expression and personal approaches to visual art making.
Through a multi-layered painting process, participants engage with different mediums and painting styles to create their own painting in response to dramatic selections of music.
Dance with Paint works for all ages, abilities and needs of different groups, festivals and individuals.
Works of art can be solo or group pieces and participants can take their work home.
MAKEBELIEVE Children’s Entertainment| |MAKEBELIEVE offer an incredibly diverse range of entertainment options for younger audiences: you may have seen MAKEBELIEVE performing at AGFEST, The Royal Hobart Regatta, Taste of Tasmania, Glenorchy and Clarence Carols, Huon Show, Bream Creek Show, Launceston Show and other major events around Tasmania. MAKEBELIEVE Themed Musical Shows – starring Michelle Pears, Jim Beresford and David Carr – are perfect for events, festivals, schools, shopping centres and more. Full of songs, dancing, games and imaginative play, both children and adults alike are encouraged to join in the fun of MAKEBELIEVE musical shows. Most shows are suited to children aged 1-8, but grown-ups are welcome to join in too. Musical shows available include
- Fun Bugs Show Join Bumblebee & Friends for lots of fun in the MAKEBELIEVE GARDEN. WARNING; this is a bug friendly event! No insect repellent, fly spray or fly swats allowed.
- Shelly Bear & Friends Be part of the MAKEBELIEVE TOY-TIME Show with nursery rhymes, original songs, dancing and games.
- MAKEBELIEVE on the Farm Join Scarecrow & Friends as they take you on a musical journey around the MAKEBELIEVE farm. Help plant a tree, feed the chooks, milk a cow and drive the tractor.
- MAKEBELIEVE Teddy Toy Time
- MAKEBELIEVE Pirates
- Out Bush with MAKEBELIEVE
- Circus MAKEBELIEVE
- MAKEBELIEVE Fairy Fun
- Out Bush With MAKEBELIEVE
- Themed parties – Fairies, the MAKEBELIEVE roving characters and more
- Crafty fun with Mrs Posie Blossom, Purple Fairy or Mrs. Bee
- Balloonists – always a popular addition to an event
- Spruikers – for shopping centres and promotions
- Meet and Greet – Bee Bugged and other great characters to meet and greet at your event
Moonlight Aviators| |Inspired by the glamour of Ziegfeld Follies and the entertainment of Vaudeville; combining the glitz of prohibition flappers with the vivacity of victory swing,- Moonlight Aviators– invite you to lose yourself in the frivolities of the jazz era. Be captivated as they exploit a variety of dance styles from the streets of ragtime Paris to the Big Band dance halls of Harlem. Whether combining a variety of styles, matching a theme, or creating pieces for your specific event,- Moonlight Aviators– provide seamless entertainment in short performance brackets with the flexibility of the full ensemble, two partnered couples or our girls’- chorus line. Add a touch of Tivoli with the cheekiness and soaring antics of- Moonlight Aviators!
Raven Madde| |Low-key outrageous, high strung, and always running in heels, Raven Madde is the queen of the crowd, birthed from the musical theatre stage, moulded in the gymnasium, and inspired by her long (and growing list) of estranged lovers. Raven Madde dreams of being the first male passing, operatic, ballerina, gothic noir, superstar. Swarming the pubs and clubs of Hobart to prove her prowess after being left at the altar during her three act wedding extravaganza… mid ballard. Raven Madde has performed all around Tasmania, starting at Les Girls Hobart, performing new acts every weekend. She flew into the burlesque and circus scene, becoming a regular performer with Miss Kitty’s Meow appearing in regular showcases and Burlesque After Dark. She has taken home the coveted crown of Mr. (dubious title) Boylesque Tasmania 2014, and performed on the stages of the Theatre Royal, Playhouse Theatre, Peacock Theatre, and even a few appearances at MONA and Wrest Point Casino. She sings, dances, and performs circus feats in a roving capacity, entertaining with humour and a friendly (if not vicious at times) smile.
Rhythmz Bollywood|Rhythmz Bollywood is one of the first of few Bollywood Dance troops to bring the essence of Bollywood dancing to Tasmania. Based in Hobart, we bring with us our colour, style and entertainment. Since our inception we have been affiliated with Hobart City Council, Clarence City Council, Kingborough City Council, Falls Festival, Taste of Tasmania, Street Eats Franko to name a few. We provide a range of activities from private Bollywood dance workshops to full-fledged public Bollywood dance performance which fills the auditorium up with mindboggling energy. We teach and perform — – – Bollywood — – – Indian Fusion — – – Bolly Hop We also have a special fitness class on request — – – Bollyzumba Book us for — – – Private and public stage events — – – Private and public dance workshops — – – Fitness classes — – – Kids school performances — – – Weddings
Swing Dancers|“˜Lindy Mob’ is an independent performance dance troupe, made up of dancers from Hobart’s swing dance school ““ TasSwing. We can provide from one to three couples, performing choreographed routines to fantastic jazz music originating from the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s (and today!). We specialise in Lindy-Hop swing dancing, ranging from slow sexy blues to high energy, foot-thumping, big band dancing bursting with pizzazz! Lindy Mob has performed at many events, including Ten Days on the Island, Swing Theatre, Taste of Tasmania, Clarence Jazz Festival, Hobart Fringe Festival, Cygnet Folk Festival, Hobart and Moonah Christmas Parades, the National Breast Cancer Foundation Ball, the Red Cross Ball, Youth Expos, Cancer Foundation Youth Camps, Private Functions, Nursing Homes and more! Although our dancers perform for the love of it, we generally do charge a small fee in order to meet our running costs.
The Dancing Divas|The Dancing Divas are an Indian dance group established by Bhuvana Veeramani. They perform a fusion of classical, Bollywood, folk and western dance styles, presented with passion and exuberance, the dances express joy and happiness. Bhuvana has always loved dancing and has developed her own unique style, which is the inspiration behind the establishment of the Dancing Divas. She has been dancing since she was eight and was trained in a traditional style called Bharatanatyam. She is excited to be sharing her love of dancing and teaching skills with the Tasmanian community.