Burrbgaja Yalirra

Marrugeku | 7 – 16 June 2018

Country. What is it to belong?

From the creators of Gudirr Gudirr, Cut the Sky and Burning Daylight, Burrbgaja Yalirra (Dancing Forwards) is an evocative triple bill of new solo works exploring reciprocity and our sense of belonging in Australia today.

Curated by Marrugeku’s Artistic Directors Dalisa Pigram and Rachael Swain, each work is a tailored invitation from our leading change makers to experience intercultural exchange.

Though a series of collaborations with Marrugeku Associate Artists Eric Avery, Edwin Lee Mulligan and Miranda Wheen and a team of interdisciplinary artists, Burrbgaja Yalirra is a deeply poetic and vividly kinetic unification of Indigenous and non-Indigenous contemporary cultures across dance, music and storytelling.

Led by visionaries Marrugeku, an unparalleled presence in Australia today dedicated to Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians working together, join this vibrant retelling and re- awakening of histories, locations and languages.

Co-commissioned by PICA and Carriageworks

Learn more about each triple bill performance.


Creative teams

Burrbgaja Yalirra – New Short Works
Artistic direction, dramaturgical, cultural and choreographic support: Dalisa Pigram and Rachael Swain
Set & Costume Designer: Stephen Curtis
Sound Designer: Sam Serruys

Concept, paintings, poems and performer:
Edwin Lee Mulligan
Dalisa Pigram and Rachael Swain
Vision direction and animation:
Sohan Ariel Hayes

Dancing with Strangers
Concept, co-choreographer, dancer and musician: Eric Avery
Director and co-choreographer: Koen Augustijnen
Composers: Eric Avery and Sam Serruys

Concept, co-choreographer and dancer: Miranda Wheen
Director and co-choreographer: Serge Aimé Couliblay
Composer: Sam Serruys

  • Date & Times
    7 June, 7.30pm
    Season: 8, 9 & 12 – 16 June, 7.30pm
    Pre show panel talk: Saturday 9 June, 5pm
    Post show Q&A: Thursday 14 June

  • Tickets
    Preview $20
    Standard $32
    Member $26
    Concession & Groups +6 $22
    Schools $15

  • Bookings
    Online bookings through PICA. Booking enquiries on the day of the show should be made directly to PICA’s Reception on 9228 6300.

  • Location

    PICA Performance Space

  • Duration

    80 minutes without interval