TO TOUR ONE ARM POINT AND BIDYADANGA
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.