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10 – 16 November 2012 – Gurrwiling Eclipse Festival Arnhemland Australia 2012
The Yolŋu peoples of Ramingining and Gurrwiling welcome you to an eclipse festival like no other.
This is not only an opportunity to watch one of the most spectacular phenomenon in the natural world, it is also an invitation to participate in a profound ceremony of deep spiritual meaning.
You are invited to not only watch the eclipse, but to also participate, to sing and to dance in a ceremony to heal and to celebrate unity under the back drop of a total solar eclipse occurring at sunrise.
Much of the deeper meaning of this event is sacred and can not be spoken of, however this event signifies a unity of the universe.
For Yolŋu people the universe, every person, river, tree, song etc is divided by a sacred dichotomy; Yirritja andDhuwa. Into this division of culture fit not just the people but also the sun and the moon.
On the 14th of November 2012 the sun and the moon will be joined in an eclipse.
Over 4 days and 3 nights you will learn about the amazing Yolŋu culture, be entertained by Indigenous and non indigenous performers and be part of this celebrating this deep spiritual unity.
There will be two stages operating at the Festival. Central to the Festival will be a Bungul (ceremony) area in front of the Main Stage.
The Main Stage will be the central ceremonial and performance space of the Festival. It will also be the main viewing space of the Eclipse for the Gurrwiling Eclipse Festival.
The Other Stage will highlight a range of collaborative alternative ventures between Yolŋu & Balanda artists.
With a limited number of tickets available and a large number of locals attending, this will be an intimate event, an experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life.
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