VR Experience in Canberra
BY ADAM BLACKSHAW
WARNING: this article may contain the names, images or voices of deceased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Carriberrie is a breathtaking virtual reality journey of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance, from the traditional to the contemporary, set across stunning Australian landscapes. It runs in the Front Room at the NFSA in Canberra from 10 February to 21 July 2019:
Take the 360° Journey
Carriberrie is much more than just a film. Directed by Dominic Allen and guided by famed actors David Gulpilil and Jack Charles, Carriberrie’s state-of-the-art technology provides a personal 360° experience.
Viewers can look up and down and swivel in their chair to experience a fully immersive virtual environment as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dancers perform at the Sydney Opera House and in the deserts, beaches and rainforests of Australia.
Carriberrie features 35 performances and 156 dancers from 9 cultural groups. It is a celebration of the beauty and diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and has received accolades around the world.
Experience it today
Carriberrie is FREE and can be experienced in the NFSA Front Room from 11am to 2pm daily until 21 July 2019. The VR component of Carriberrie runs for 14 minutes.
There will be a Meet the Makers session during National Reconciliation Week, on Saturday 1 June at 2pm.
Note: Not recommended for children under the age of 13 and people with certain medical conditions. Please read the VR Experience Health and Safety Notice before you attend.
Main image: Francis Williams of the Naygayiw Gigi Dance Troupe, Bamaga, Queensland.