LE DERNIER APPEL (THE LAST CRY)
CARRIAGEWORKS AND MARRUGEKU PRESENT
LE DERNIER APPEL
(THE LAST CRY)
An Australian-New Caledonian co-production exploring how dance in the Asia Pacific region is transfigured by decolonization. Inspired by the New Caledonian referendum on independence, Le Dernier Appel challenges old and new knowledge as power is reconfigured. The work features design by New Caledonian artist Nicolas Mole and music by Ngaiire, Nick Wales and Bree van Reyk.
‘Colonisation has shaped us. To undo the past is impossible. As older ways of life deteriorate, situations become increasingly urgent, yet progress is painfully slow. While governments debate, peoples born of invasion, migration and displacement, wait for the new day.’ – Serge Aime Coulibaly (Director and Choreographer), Dalisa Pigram (Choreographer), and Rachael Swain (Dramaturg)
After it is performed at Carriageworks the work will travel to New Caledonia’s Centre Culturel Tjibaou Noumea as part of its 20th anniversary celebrations.
COMMISSIONED BY CARRIAGEWORKS, SYDNEY, CENTRE CULTUREL TJIBAOU, NOUMEA AND ARTS HOUSE, MELBOURNE
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15 – 18 AUG 2018
WED 15 AUG SOLD OUT
16 – 18 AUG 8PM
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In Conversation: Senator Patrick Dodson and Emmanuel Tjibaou
FRI 17 AUG, 6:30-7:30PM – FREE
First Nations leaders, Yawuru law man and Senator Patrick Dodson and the director of the Tjibaou Cultural Centre, Emmanuel Thuay Tjibaou from the Tiendanite tribe of the north of New Caledonia, will speak in response to Marrugeku’s production Le Dernier Appel (The Last Cry).
Senator Patrick Dodson is a Yawuru man and Marrugeku’s Patron and cultural advisor. He is one of Australia’s senior Indigenous political leaders and has just last week released the Interim Report of the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, part of the subject matter that Le Dernier Appel addresses. Senator Dodson is a Labor Senator for Western Australia and the Shadow Assistant Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
Emmanuel Tjibaou is the Director of the Tjibaou Cultural Centre (co-commissioned Le Dernier Appel) and the son of the assassinated Kanak independence leader Jean Marie Tjibaou who signed the accord for the peace treaty with France and the conditions of the referendum which takes place this November.