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Terry Roberts and Joelene King

Terry Roberts and Joelene King appeared in the video of David Bowie's 1983 Trans-Atlantic smash hit 'Lets Dance'. At the time, they were students of Sydney's Aboriginal-Islanders Dance Theatre and according to Starzone magazine in 1983, just prior to an Australian concert, David Bowie provided a welcome boost to the theatre in the form of a cheque for an unspecified amount.


In 2006, the 'Let's Dance' video found a place among Australia's indigenous art history. It appeared as a special video installation at The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory for the 23rd Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Art Award.




In 2010, Bowie Downunder caught up with Joelene King:

"I am over the moon that people still remember 'Let's Dance'. It was a wonderful experience for me and a wonderful time in my life, dancing in the company with other aboriginals, being on stage - oh my God. WOW...

I met some beautiful and talented people, thank you, I remembered the best time of my life the 80's was great. Now I am just living, working, doing normal things :). Anyway I've had my '15 minutes of fame' :)".