Papua New Guinea - Beginners - Level 1
Papua New Guinea is a country embedded with such enormous diversity, that it makes claim to thousands of different cultural groups and more than 800 different recognised languages. From region to region, the language, cultures, dances, traditional ceremonies, myths and legends will change depending on where you find yourself situated. This course is designed to give participants an introductory overview to just a tiny handful of these cultures by sharing dance, language, history and cultural traditions and storytelling.
It is our first course representing the unique cultures found across PNG and an invitation to explore a variety of delightful insights and lessons that will whet your appetite for more as we develop this program.
Participants can expect to learn:
- Introductory language Lessons
- A variety of beginner level dance
- ‘Bilas lessons’ or how to harvest and create costumes
- Historical and ceremonial traditions
- Storytelling from a range of cultural groups
- Traditional food preparation
Gender: All | Ages: All | Term Length: 5 weeks
Instructor: Ellen Morgan
Papua New Guinea Instructor
Ellen comes from a mixed parentage of New Ireland Province and Hela Province. In 2019 Ellen was crowned Miss Frangipani / Miss East New Britain. Ellen chose to advocate on Climate Change and ocean conservation, an issue that is close to her heart.