Curator's Cut: Aeroplane Dance

Wednesday, 19 February, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Event Details

  • Date
    Wednesday, 19 February, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Location
    Library, Parliament House, Darwin
  • Cost
Aboriginal dancer in ceremonial dress

On 1 December 1942, a US bomber called Little Eva was returning to its Northern Territory base after a bombing raid over New Guinea. The plane hit a tropical storm and crashed at Moonlight Creek in Yanyuwa country near Borroloola. The events which followed were recorded both in the journal of an American survivor and in a spectacular corroboree created by the Yanyuwa people who searched for Little Eva and her crew. Following the fallen airmens’ tracks through Yanuwa country, Aeroplane Dance brings together American and Yanyuwa tales of war and survival with drama, song and dance.

This is part of the Northern Territory Library’s Curator’s Cut film series, screening rare films from the Library collection followed by a discussion with experts on the subject. 

2019/2020 Curator's Cut Program
18 Sept 19Dirt Cheap (part of the Darwin International Film Festival)
16 Oct 19The Overlanders
20 Nov 19Not to Lose You, My Language
22 Jan 20Jedda
19 Feb 20Aeroplane Dance
18 Mar 20We of the Never Never

This event is held at the Northern Territory Library inside Parliament House, 4 Bennett St, Darwin. Seating from 5:15pm for a 5:30pm start.

Photo: From the Aeroplane Dance DVD Cover.