'Is this actually dance?': Australia's overlooked art form is its most exciting

Contemporary dance began for me in 2015, midway through a Tim Darbyshire show called Stampede the Stampede. A little like Phillip Larkin, I was late to the party. Better late than never.

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Joel Bray’s Biladurang. Photograph Victor Frankowski

This year’s festival is also notable for having the largest amount of First Nations work in its history. Alongside work by Joel Bray, Karul Projects and Marrugeku, the impressive DubaiKungkaMiyalk brings together a strong line-up of four contemporary choreographers, Mariaa Randall, Henrietta Baird, Carly Sheppard and Ngioka Bunda-Heath, curated by Randall, who is fresh from a well-received show at New York’s Performance Space.