PARLIAMENT HOUSE OPEN DAY
SUNDAY 17 MARCH 2019
CELEBRATING CULTURAL DIVERSITY WEEK
Nuba Mountains Dancing Group
10:00 am - Parliament House steps
Hailing from the Nuba Mountains of Sudan, this group help to preserve the culture and history of their civilisation. Through their cultural performances, they pass their traditions to the younger generation and share it with the wider Victorian community.
Fijian Community Association Victoria
11:00 am - Parliament House steps
Bula! The warmth and friendliness of the South Pacific will be brought to the steps of Parliament House when members of the Fijian Community Association Victoria perform a traditional Fijian welcome and dancing.
10:30 am - Parliament House steps
Experience a musical tradition stretching back centuries when Japanese Drumming perform at the steps of Parliament House. Feel the rhythm of ancient Japan as Spring Street reverberates with a vibrant performance by this group of drummers.
La Mauvaise Réputation
11:30 am - Queen's Hall
Taking their inspiration from the greats of the French Chanson tradition such as Edith Piaf and Charles Trenet, La Mauvaise Réputation recreate the beautiful French standards of the early 20th century. From roaring swing and dance numbers, to ballads of loss and despair.
12:00 noon - Parliament House steps
The fun, magic and glamour of Bollywood will be brought to Spring Street when Ignite Bollywood perform at the steps of Parliament House. Enjoy a complete Bollywood experience with a workshop that you can take part in for free.
Pacific Irish Dance
1:00 pm - Parliament House steps
Celebrate St Patrick’s Day in true Irish spirit with a performance from Pacific Irish Dance. Watch the rhythmic stepping as they showcase a combination of traditional and modern Irish dancing.
2:00 pm - Parliament House steps
The enchanting Spanish art form is being brought to Parliament House through the energy of Senes Flamenco. Enjoy watching the skilful dancers and musician perform this ancient and fiery tradition.
12:30 pm - Queen's Hall
Hear the powerful beat of the Ingoma when the Burundi Drummers perform at Parliament House. The traditions of an east African country will reverberate in the booming sounds of the drums.
1:30 pm - Queen's Hall
Sherry-Lee Watson is an Arrente Woman from Central Australia, studying a Bachelor of Music Theatre. She aims to inspire other young Aboriginal kids, especially from remote communities like hers, by showing them that it’s possible to pursue a career in this discipline.
Mindy Meng Wang
2:30 pm - Queen's Hall
A versatile Chinese/Australian musician, teacher and composer, Mindy Meng Wang has been influenced by Chinese classical and western contemporary music. She excels in experimental and improvisation and her long-term vision is to create a deeper and reciprocal musical connection between West and East.