Jaran Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Dance Company (Jaran ATSIDC)
- Jaran ATSIDC is a professional dance and events company.
- Our mission is to promote Indigenous Australian culture, custom, dance, song, lore, and history.
- We perform and teach traditional dance, song, story and language.
- Our performances and events follow culturally appropriate protocol and lore.
- We are dedicated to creating economic opportunities for young Indigenous people.
- Jaran ATSIDC's professional, entertaining and high energy performances are suitable for all age groups.
- We are committed to providing educational, interactive and entertaining cultural experiences for all.
Artistic Director - Graham Blanco
Graham Blanco is the Artistic Director of Jaran ATSIDC.
Under the combined leadership of Graham Blanco and the Jaran ATSIDC’s Elders, Jaran ATSIDC has established an international repertoire that includes performances at Dubai, USA and New Zealand. Founded in 2006, Jaran ATSIDC has performed extensively throughout Australia at a wide variety of venues. See Highlights for a detailed overview of our professional achievements.
Our Aboriginal dances
are those performed in and near the Yugambeh nation. Our dance culture is performed with the permission of Elders. Special acknowledgement is always given when dances are performed from other Indigenous communities.
Torres Strait Islander Dance
All Torres Strait Islander Dance Performances are representative of dances from Darnley Island. Darnley Island is located in the eastern area of the Torres Strait Islands. Each dancer is trained and mentored by Torres Strait Islander Elders.
The Elders maintain an ongoing relationship with each performer via regular tutorials conducted at the Jaran ATSIDC studio on the Gold Coast.
The ensures that traditional protocol - relating to language, song and dance - is closely maintained.
M. 0431 288 306
Jaran ATSIDC’s Performances and Events include:
- Traditional Aboriginal dance
- Traditional Torres Strait Islander dance
- Contemporary Dance (coming soon)