Arthur “Turtle” Tamwoy is one of the worlds leading traditional indigenous dancers, singers and didgeridoo players, his Father is from the central desert tribe of the Pidjandjarra and his mother is from Badu Island in the Torres Strait Islands.
Turtle as he is known in indigenous circles has toured and traveled to over thirty countries to be one of Descendance’s and Australia’s most experienced international performers.
RESUME WITH DESCENDANCE AND JOSE CALARCO
The Aboriginal Deadly Awards Sydney Opera House 2008
Descendance (Sydney/Australia): completing Corporate work, International Conventions, Schools, Community Work, Radio Work, Festivals, Jails, Cruise Liners, Workshops, Galleries, Theatres, Museums, Expos, TV, Political Events, Recording, Humanitarian projects for UNESCO and assignments for The Australian Government.
NSW Aboriginal Health Awards Waters Edge Restaurant Sydney.
Beijing Olympic Torch Relay performance Canberra
Flames in the Forest, Port Douglas Cairns, Spectacular Indigenous performance in rainforest with Pyrotechnics, Laser lighting, and stage reveal.
Australia Week Vancouver for Tourism Australia.
Canberra Multi-Cultural festival (headline)
Tours Croatia & Serbia for Australia Week Promotions.
Tour of Belarus, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, performing at some of the regions biggest summer festivals.
Tour of South Africa and Ghana for Department of Foreign Affairs.
Palm Island performances-Cultural Teachings
Performance at the 40th anniversary of the Aboriginal referendum at Parliament House Canberra.
Tour of New Zealand for Australia Week for Tourism Australia.
Tour of Dubai to launch Arab Emirates airline Etihad
Three Week theatre tour of Hawaiian Islands
Tour of Toronto Canada for Australia Week
Discovery TV Documentary Atlas Australia, featuring Turtle, released in 170 countries narrated by Russell Crowe.
Tours Hong Kong for the Discovery Channels launch of Atlas Australia in Asia.
One man Tours of Hungary for Austrade Twice (Sep+Nov)
Dances, sings, plays didgeridoo for Descendance in association with Native Indian Contemporary Dance Company “Red Sky”, tours with the show “Shimmer” throughout Canada Apr-July 2006 , including Toronto, Vancouver, and the Banff Centre in six week period.
Tours New York performs at the United Nations 5th session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues; American Indian Community House, The American Museum of Natural History, The United Nations International Schools, The Australian Consulate General, The International Indigenous Funders Forum, and the Baltimore Aquarium in Maryland.
Tours New Zealand , for Australia Week, (Mar) performances in Wellington and Auckland co coordinated by Tourism Australia.
Tours San Francisco, (Tourism Australia), followed by The Honolulu Festival in Hawaii and cultural performances on the island of Molokai.
Epcot Centre Disneyworld Florida USA ,Six week season of Traditional Aboriginal Dancing at the “World Food and Wine Festival.
Tours Hungary with Descendance, performing in the major summer festivals over one month, including Europe’s biggest festival Sziget, and performances in Vienna, the tour included many major TV appearances.
Descendance in Hawaii,The Honolulu Festival, TV, and Radio.
Descendance in Los Angeles, G’Day LA promotion (Jan) for The Department of Foreign Affairs, highlights included The Nicole Kidman and Mel Gibson tribute, performing at The Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, performances with Steve Irwin.
Descendance wins the First Cultural style Olympics in Seoul Korea, at The World Culture Open sponsored by UNESCO.
Turtle was part of the historic “Red Centre Dreaming” tour of Europe. the record breaking indigenous tour covered Italy, England, Scotland, Ireland, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Denmark & France in 2002. The Red Centre Dreaming tour performed to over 100,000 people in over 300 live appearances, the tour gained coverage in over 15 countries, and Turtle performed for the Queen.
Leads Dance troupe from The Red Centre Dreaming Italian Tour.