CANBERRA – As the COVID-19 pandemic gets in the rear view mirror for many – despite being dangerous and even deadly – people everywhere are anxious to celebrate and gather again, a multicultural festival in Canberra an attraction featuring Greek culture.
There’s other events too, of course, including everything from Brazilian Samba, Afghan folk dancing and Greek dancing as well as food specialties from around the world, part of the country’s many cultures, noted The Canberra Times.
More than 200,000 people were expected to partake of what Australia’s diversified communities offer, including dance from Ukraine as that country is still under the siege of a Russian invasion.
“Ukrainian culture tells amazing stories that will definitely surprise you. And now, when Ukraine is experiencing the cultural upsurge, is the best time to discover Ukrainian visual and performing arts, music and literature,” choreographer Paul Trukhanov said of its performance.
“Canberra is a very multicultural community, we want to also learn from other cultures while we are presenting our own, our workshops are unique because you can participate and people wanting to have a go at wearing a sari can join,” said Shanti Reddy, President of the Federation of Indian Association.
Minister for Multicultural Affairs Tara Cheyne launched the affair said that more than 30 community workshops and more than 100 individual performance groups would participate.