Luke Currie-Richardson of Bangarra says dancing was in his bloodline when starting out in Canberra

By Michelle Potter
Updated April 24 2018 - 9:06pm, first published September 12 2016 - 11:34pm

When he arrived in Canberra in 2000 in his last year of primary school, Bangarra dancer Luke Currie-Richardson was surrounded by a close extended family with strong ties to their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. Those ties included activities with the Gerib Sik Torres Strait Islander Dance Group, led by Uncle Noel and Aunty Kaye Zaro and, while at Melrose High School and then Erindale College, Currie-Richardson performed traditional songs and dances with the group. Dance, he says, was a way of learning about his stories and culture.

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