Australia's Got Talent - Arnhem land Islander chooky dancers





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Published on May 13, 2008

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These non-english islanders, from Arnhem Land, chooky dancers, have travelled to perform for the judges in Melbourne Australia.
Dancing a modernised Yolngu version of the classic dance from Zorba the Greek.

The Chooky Dancers, from Elcho Island are a group of barefooted Aboriginal men wearing skirts and tradidional ceremonial white body paint.
In the past, this dance has only ever been performed in Arnhemland, a vast Aboriginal owned region of northern Australia.

Bored with perofrming on their small island at indigenous dance festivals, they decided to improve and modernize their act. Someone happened to film them and post it on youtube, very quickly it became a hit with almost a million views.
Fame then sky-rocketed further after starring on Seven Network's Australia's got Talent.

Invitations are now flooding in from around the world. A possible first destination is Greece, not to mention many more, they are becoming quite popular and famous, even making headlines in European newspapers.

This Yolngu style Zorba goes indigenous act made it through to semi-finals, watch Australia's got Talent, Tuesday evenings, 7:30 on Seven.

Native dancers, chooky dancer audition 2008.
Zorba the greek Yolngu style, up-tempo.
No, it's not the chicken dance.
Dannii says that Britney Spears should learn some dance moves from them.澳洲


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