Theme for 2021 confirmed as lights out on Parrtjima 2020

Northern Territory Major Events Company

Parrtjima – A Festival in Light wrapped up yesterday in Alice Springs after delighting thousands of people over the course of 10 nights.

Final figures show the celebration of Aboriginal art and culture attracted more than 17,000 attendances in total. This means extra people filling local accommodation options, and spending time and money in the region.

Parrtjima will return from 9-18 April 2021, and last night the theme for next year’s festival was confirmed as FUTURE KULTCHA.

PARRTJIMA 2021 – FUTURE KULTCHA will focus on intergenerational wisdom told through light, installations, art, music, dance, performance, digital mediums, deep-listening conversations and the spoken word.

An inclusive two-way exchange between young and old, the theme will give young and emerging artists a new sense of agency, working side-by-side with cultural guides, while senior artists and performers will pass on their wisdom to the next generation in new ways and forms, yet still under the desert skies, in an ancient landscape, from the heart of Australia.

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