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.
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
Co-directors: 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