About

The Laura Quinkan Dance Festival


Celebrating Culture and Recognizing History

 

Dance troupes from across the Cape York and the Torres Strait will gather in our small community of Laura to showcase stories through dance routines, sharing history and uniting as one.

The township of Laura is the central meeting place for people from the Cape York, as well as being home to Australia’s most significant collection of rock art, it hosts another internationally recognised celebration of Aboriginal culture, the Laura Quinkan Indigenous Dance Festival.

The dance festival grounds at Laura occupy the site of a very old, traditional Bora ground. It’s a respected and sacred site. Here, people from different communities located across the Cape York Peninsula come together to celebrate with music, dance, singing and cultural performances.

The Laura Quinkan Indigenous Dance Festival is the time  where families old and new meet, exchange, rejuvenate and pass on knowledge and history.


What To Expect At The Laura Quinkan Dance Festival

  • Contemporary dance performances
  • Official handover of the Laura Dance Shield
  • Opening of the Cape York Arts Exhibition
  • Cape York Dance Competition Round 1
  • Careers Exhibition
  • Cultural Workshops
  • Music Festival
  • Cape York Dance Competition Finals
  • Official Winner Presentations
  • Closing Ceremony

What To Expect At The Laura Quinkan Dance Festival

  • Contemporary dance performances
  • Official handover of the Laura Dance Shield
  • Opening of the Cape York Arts Exhibition
  • Cape York Dance Competition Round 1
  • Careers Exhibition
  • Cultural Workshops
  • Music Festival
  • Cape York Dance Competition Finals
  • Official Winner Presentations
  • Closing Ceremony

Event Program Coming Soon

Laura Quinkan Dance Festival event organisers reserve the right to change the format of the above programme as required due to COVID and other circumstances.

If you need a campervan or motorhome for the Laura Dance festival we recommend Camper Travel who are supporters of the event. Camper Travel works with all major suppliers to give maximum choice and availability, we guarantee the best rates and very high levels of customer service.

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