Indigenous dancers to impress at Dreamworld
AN INDIGENOUS dancing group will impress international crowds with a year-long production at Dreamworld.
In honour of Australia's Torres Strait Islander people, Dreamworld and Alkira Compass will showcase historical songs, dance and stories to international tourists next year.
Alkira Compass team is a large team of indigenous dancers, producers, choreographers and backstage team including members from Cherbourg.
Salma Bowie is the daughter of Alkira Compass owner, Albert Bowie, and she said they were excited to showcase their indigenous dances to such a large audience.
"They wanted to get more of an indigenous presence at Dreamworld,” she said.
Originally from the Badu Island in the Torres Straits, The Bowie name is very well known and respected.
They are proud of their strong connection with Cherbourg and the ration shed.
"We have members of Cherbourg who are employed with the backstage process, production and helping with social media,” Ms Bowie said.
The Dreamworld Torres Strait Islander shows starts on Boxing Day, December 26 at the Corroboree, Badu Space and runs through until January 27 before the next lot of shows in February.
"We will do two shows per day and a small snippet in White Water World,” Ms Bowie said.
"We are keen and ready to go.”