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'Move it mob style' named ASTRA award finalist

Date posted: 20 April 2012

Move it mob style, the Indigenous TV dance program, has been named as a finalist in one of the TV industry's most prominent awards - the Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association (ASTRA) Awards.

The Vibe Australia production which is screening on National Indigenous Television (NITV) is a finalist in the 'Most Outstanding Children's Program or Event' category, along with two other finalists from the Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon.

'I am really proud and excited about the Move it mob style nomination. The crew worked extremely hard on Series 1 and to reach finalist stage in such a credible award is testament to the quality of the television produced,' Executive Producer Gavin Jones says.

Move it mob style showcases Aboriginal and Torres Strait culture, music and dance in 16 locations across Australia - interspersed with health and wellbeing vignettes throughout each episode.

Young people in each of the communities visited choreographed each routine and then performed them with the Move it mob style dancers. Viewers get a taste of varied dance steps from 'Fishing for Barra', 'Make That Fire' and 'Wipe That Sweat With Attitude' - all great fun to dance along to. And there's plenty of Indigenous music too, with interviews with 16 of Australia's top Indigenous bands.

Produced by Vibe Australia with support from the Australian Government through the Department of Health and Ageing, the series is a half-hour, 20-episode dance-based health and fitness show which also profiles Indigenous music across a range of genres including hip hop and popular.

Source: Vibe Australia


Last updated: 20 April 2012
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