True Culture

True Culture

True Culture is an Aboriginal Australian program presented in partnership with Gubbi Gubbi Dance. Their combined knowledge of culture, dance, music and visual arts with social work practices delivers a variety of programs, which can be tailored to meet the required needs and outcomes of your school.

The vision of True Culture is to promote positive and practical learning experiences that incorporate Indigenous and Torres Straight Islander perspectives, histories and cultures, empowering youth to make positive and healthy choices for their lives. The incursion will be tailored to suit each school’s needs (audience size, age range and curriculum) and can include components such as:

  • Interactive cultural performances
  • Song and dance workshop
  • Indigenous art and craft experiences
  • Staff cultural awareness workshops
  • Indigenous cultural shows
  • Didgeridoo workshop
  • Storytelling
  • History and reconciliation
  • Bush tucker exploration

Gubbi Gubbi Dance is a troupe of Indigenous artists, performers and cultural educators from the Sunshine Coast, and many of them are direct descendants of the local Gubbi people, whose traditional lands stretch from Pine River in the south, to Burrum River in the north, Connondale ranges to the west).

Performing together for the past 18 years, Gubbi Gubbi have built a reputation as one of the best traditional Aboriginal Dance companies in south east Queensland. They have performed internationally and nationally at many major events including the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and have performed for dignitaries such as Prime Ministers of Australia, the Dalai Lama and Queen Elizabeth II at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.

Providing an unforgettable cultural experience, their magical presentation of song and dance leaves the audience spellbound. Gubbi Gubbi have worked extensively at community events, running exciting and informative cultural education programs, and within the Educational Department in implementing the Australian Curriculum and Indigenous Learning perspectives into Queensland schools.

“Through education we hope to achieve awareness, respect & understanding, bringing all Australians closer together, and building a step further towards reconciliation…our Indigenous history is for all Australians to share and feel proud of.” – Gubbi Gubbi Dance

Australian Curriculum

Learning Area/s
The Arts
Humanities and Social Sciences
Health and Physical Education

Art form/Subject
Music/Visual Arts/ Dance
History/Geography

Year Levels
Foundation – Year 6

Primary Content Descriptions

The Arts: Music
F – Year 2: ACAMUM080, ACAMUM081, ACAMUR083
Year 3 – Year 4: ACAMUM085, ACAMUR087
Year 5 – Year 6: ACAMUR091

The Arts: Visual Arts
F – Year 2: ACAVAM106, ACAVAR109
Year 3 – Year 4: ACAVAM110, ACAVAR113
Year 5 – Year 6: ACAVAM114, ACAVAR117

The Arts: Dance
F – Year 2: ACADAM003, ACADAR004
Year 3 – Year 4: ACADAM007, ACADAR008
Year 5 – Year 6: ACADAR012

Humanities and Social Sciences: History/Geography:
F – Year 2: ACHHK004, ACHHS021
Year 3: ACHGK015
Year 3 – Year 4: ACHHK060, ACHHK063, ACHGK015, ACHHK077
Year 5 – Year 6: ACHHK114

Health and Physical Education
F – Year 2: ACPMP009, ACPPS024
Year 3 – Year 4: ACPPS037, ACPPS042
Year 5 – Year 6: ACPPS051, ACPPS060, ACPMP066

General Capabilities and Cross-Curriculum Priorities
Personal and social capability
Ethical understanding Intercultural
understanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander histories and cultures

Key Themes/Context
Cultural Awareness, Identity and Belonging, History, Songwriting and Musical Styles, Indigenous Theatre, Personal Social and Community Health, Family, Belonging, Respect and Empathy, Heritage, Cultural Diversity, Connection and Responsibility for Country/Place, People and Culture, Language, Self-belief, Career Pathways, Empowerment, Indigenous Art

Secondary Content Descriptions

The Arts: Music
F – Year 2: ACAMUM080, ACAMUM081, ACAMUR083
Year 3 – Year 4: ACAMUM085, ACAMUR087
Year 5 – Year 6: ACAMUR091

The Arts: Visual Arts
F – Year 2: ACAVAM106, ACAVAR109
Year 3 – Year 4: ACAVAM110, ACAVAR113
Year 5 – Year 6: ACAVAM114, ACAVAR117

The Arts: Dance
F – Year 2: ACADAM003, ACADAR004
Year 3 – Year 4: ACADAM007, ACADAR008
Year 5 – Year 6: ACADAR012

Humanities and Social Sciences: History/Geography:
F – Year 2: ACHHK004, ACHHS021
Year 3: ACHGK015
Year 3 – Year 4: ACHHK060, ACHHK063, ACHGK015, ACHHK077
Year 5 – Year 6: ACHHK114

Health and Physical Education
F – Year 2: ACPMP009, ACPPS024
Year 3 – Year 4: ACPPS037, ACPPS042
Year 5 – Year 6: ACPPS051, ACPPS060, ACPMP066

General Capabilities and Cross-Curriculum Priorities
Personal and social capability
Ethical understanding Intercultural
understanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander histories and cultures

Key Themes/Context
Cultural Awareness, Identity and Belonging, History, Songwriting and Musical Styles, Indigenous Theatre, Personal Social and Community Health, Family, Belonging, Respect and Empathy, Heritage, Cultural Diversity, Connection and Responsibility for Country/Place, People and Culture, Language, Self-belief, Career Pathways, Empowerment, Indigenous Art

Touring Areas

Term 2: Area 1, Area 2, Area 3 and Area 5

Touring Region Map

School Touring & Booking Information

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Production Information

Duration: 50 mins + Q&A
Audience: Max 250 students per session

Production Company: Gubbi Gubbi Dance

Staging Requirements
Stage size: 5m x 5m
Access to a power outlet

Accompanying workshops available