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Torres Strait dance collection

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Some material included in this collection may be subject to copyright

Some material included in this collection may be subject to copyright

Brief description

This modest collection signifies that dance is one of the most important cultural expressions of the people of the Torres Strait. It forges and maintains links between the material and the spirit worlds and continues storytelling through the generations.

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Parts of this collection are digitised and available on the ANMM web site www.anmm.gov.au

Significance

Each island and each clan has its own special performances and sets of costumes which are used on special occasions, funerals and marriages. Headdresses are central elements in the art, theatre and dance of the Torres Strait. Many of the headdresses, body ornaments and dance machines are decorated with totemic beings and relate to ancestral events, as well as specific historic events such as memories of World War II.

Data time period: 1990 to 1999

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text: Torres Straight

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