DANCE THE­ATRE

TO TOUR ONE ARM POINT AND BIDYADANGA

Broome Advertiser - - Broome Happenings - Robert Dougherty

The award-win­ning pro­duc­tion Gudirr Gudirr will tour the Kim­ber­ley and Aus­tralia’s east coast this month.

The Mar­rugeku in­ter­na­tional dance the­atre com­pany per­for­mance which has jour­neyed through­out Europe, the UK and Canada will be shown to au­di­ences in One Arm Point, Bidyadanga, New­cas­tle, Bathurst and Can­berra.

Crowds are set for an awe­some show at One Arm Point Re­mote Com­mu­nity School on September 7 and 8, La Grange Re­mote Com­mu­nity School on September 14 and 15 be­fore the show heads east.

Broome dancer and Mar­rugeku co-artis­tic direc­tor Dal­isa Pi­gram said the story ex­plored cul­tural change, per­sonal iden­tity and the legacy of the na­tion’s set­tler his­tory.

“To bring per­for­mances like Gudirr Gudirr to re­gional and re­mote com­mu­ni­ties is very im­por­tant for Mar­rugeku,” she said.

“It helps us to achieve our vi­sion of break­ing down walls in dif­fer­ent ways through the medium of dance the­atre.”

“The op­por­tu­nity for com­mu­ni­ties to see a re­flec­tion of some of the rel­e­vant and cur­rent is­sues we are forced to be deal­ing with through dance the­atre on the stage may of­fer the op­por­tu­nity to see and feel the is­sues dif­fer­ently.

“Gudirr Gudirr is drawn from my home town of Broome and com­mu­ni­ties in the Kim­ber­ley and to share our work with the places that have in­spired it with a fo­cus on our frag­ile youth is very im­por­tant to me.”

The mul­ti­lin­gual solo dance and video pro­duc­tion is also sup­ported by Bel­gian chore­og­ra­pher Koen Au­gusti­j­nen and vis­ual artist Ver­non Ah Kee.

Dal­isa Pi­gram per­forms in award-win­ning tour­ing show Gudirr Gudirr.

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