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A Conversation with Black Arm Band

Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

A Conversation with Black Arm Band

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Black Arm Band Q&A

Thursday, February 21st at 6:30pm

Performance Studies Department at Tisch School of the Arts, NYU

721 Broadway, Room 612



You are invited to help welcome Black Arm Band to NYU for an exclusive conversation and Q&A with the artists. In attendance will include Lou Bennett, Dan Sultan, Deline Briscoe, Emma Donovan, Shellie Morris, Djopla McKenzie, and William Barton.

The Black Arm Band brings together many of Australia’s premiere Aboriginal musicians. They hail from across the country and represent diverse musical, linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

Performed predominantly in Aboriginal languages, against a backdrop of evocative film imagery, dirtsong comprises a series of musical “conversations” in which the artists reflect on their country. The result is a deeply moving show that conjures not only a sense of geographical place, but encounters, memories, obligations, community and nature. Combining traditional music and newly commissioned songs inspired by the beloved indigenous author Alexis Wright (Carpentaria), dirtsong offers a conceptual and emotional map of Australia's heartland.

“This is music to send shudders down your spine and bring tears to your eyes.” The Age (Australia)"

Seating is limited.



A limited number of free tickets to the Black Arm Band's performance of dirtsong on Friday, February 22nd at 8pm willl be available for NYU students interested in learning more about NYU Sydney. Tickets will be given away at this Q&A thanks to NYU's Office of Global Programs.


For more information about Black Arm Band and tickets visit


Special thanks to the Hemispheric Insitute, Department of Anthropology and Performance Studies at NYU for collaborating on space for the Q&A event.

Leadership support for NYU Skirball Center's Visions + Voices Global Performance Series provided by Pepsi.

Additional support for Visions + Voices provided by NYU's Office of Global Programs.






Have questions about A Conversation with Black Arm Band? Contact Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

When & Where

Performance Studies at NYU, Room 612
721 Broadway
New York, NY 10003

Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

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Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts is the premier venue for the presentation of cultural and performing arts events for NYU and lower Manhattan. Since opening in 2003, the 860-seat Skirball Center has been an educational and community building resource, providing NYU's first large-scale, professional performance space on campus. Through university events, presentations, and partnerships, the Skirball Center offers a unique multi-arts performance program in its intimate proscenium theater located on the south of Washington Square in the heart of Greenwich Village.

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