With Matthew’s wealth of performance experience, he is able to present a varied cultural programme spanning traditional Aboriginal culture and contemporary dance. A skilful didjeridoo player and composer, Matthew’s programme also including exquisite original and traditional music.
Matthew’s dance skills, acquired and refined through many years of study, performance and teaching, are shared readily with students. He demonstrates traditional techniques, telling stories through physicality, and explains the origins of indigenous Australian dance. His background with contemporary dance companies is touched upon, looking at how the works of young performing and creative artists are inspired and heavily influenced by a history tens of thousands of years old.
Dreamtime stories, personal stories, and a vast knowledge of Aboriginal culture are intertwined in a dynamic and interactive programme for a schools audience.