NAISDA artists performed at Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras

NAISDA DA's performed at the 2018 Madri Gras celebration in SydneyNAISDA DA's performed at the 2018 Madri Gras celebration in Sydney

NAISDA Dance College developing artists (DAs) performed at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on March 3.

“With this year marking the 40th anniversary of the Mardi Gras Parade, as well as the 30th anniversary of the First Nation Float, there was plenty to celebrate. “Even more exciting, the event marked the first Mardi Gras after the YES vote,” said NAISDA CEO, Mr Kim Walker. “2018 is the fourth year that NAISDA DAs have performed at Mardi Gras. “The choreography is always developed by a Diploma DA, and this year, was devised by the talented, Neville WilliamsBoney,” said Mr Walker.

“I developed choreography to highlight the individualism of our culture and celebrate our culture,” Mr WilliamsBoney said. “The brief I received was to make it a protest dance without any aggression, so I was stumped. “Instead, I created a dance through celebration and joy. “The dancers all had so much pride, you could feel it. “They all had extreme fun. “I am immensely proud of all the dancers that participated and would like to thank them all for their effort and for making my vision shine through,” he added.

Source: Newsletter, Mar 13 Kim Walker, NAISDA