Following the critically acclaimed, sold-out international season of Jurrungu Ngan-ga, Marrugeku presents Burrbgaja Yalirra 2, a new, powerful triple bill curated by Co-Artistic Directors Dalisa Pigram and Rachael Swain. Tracing histories of migration, relocation, cultural adaption and survival Burrbgaja Yalirra 2 draws on the power of ancestral presence to remember the future.
“Australia’s most exciting dance company” The Saturday Paper
Runtime: 80 minutes
Fri 21 Apr – (Sold Out)
Sat 22 Apr
Sun 23 Apr
Wed 26 Apr
Thu 27 Apr
Fri 28 Apr
Sat 29 Apr
General Admission: $50 + fee
Concession: $40 + fee
A transaction fee of $4.40 applies to all bookings.
Burrbgaja Yalirra 2
Artistic Direction: Dalisa Pigram & Rachael Swain
Musical Director and Co-composer: Corin Ileto
Set Design: Nicolas Molé
Costume Design: Matthew Stegh
Lighting Design: Matt Cox
No New Gods
Concept, Co-choreographer, Performer: Bhenji Ra
Co-Choreographer: Melanie Lane
Dramaturg: Rachael Swain
Media Artist: Sohan Ariel Hayes
Concept, Co-choreographers, Performers: Czack (Ses) Bero and Stanley Nalo
Director and Co-choreographer: Ghenoa Gela
Associate Choreographer and Dramaturg: Miranda Wheen
Additional music: Stanley Nalo
Cultural advisor Kanaky: Pierre Boerereou
Concept, Co-choreographer and Performer: Emmanuel James Brown
Co-choreographer: Dalisa Pigram
Dramaturg: Rachael Swain
Media Artist: Sohan Arial Hayes
Associate Choreographer: Zunnur Zhafirah
Cultural advisors for Nyuju’s story: Mr May, Nancy Brown, Tina Brown and Mangkaja Arts
Production Manager: Aiden Brennan
Audio technician and Associate Sound Designer: Raine Paul
Company Manager: Denise Wilson
Producer: Natalie Smith
With family permission, this performance contains the voices of people who have passed away. This performance also contains strobe light and haze.
Presented by Marrugeku at Carriageworks.
Burrbgaja Yalirra 2 is commissioned by Carriageworks, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art and Centre Culturel Tjibaou Nouméa.
Burrbgaja Yalirra 2 is currently in development with support from the Australian Government through the Regional Arts Fund and the Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation.
Bhenji Ra, Ses Bero, Stan Nalo and Emmanuel James Brown in Burrbgaja Yalirra 2. Images by Carlita Sari
Filipinx performance artist Bhenji Ra’s mesmerising solo is set in the moments before, during and after a lunar eclipse. Ra takes power, dominance and resistance as starting points to channel colonial histories, epic narratives, and flora and fauna of the Philippine archipelago.
Ses Bero & Stan Nalo
Bloodlines channels the maritime histories of the Melanesian diaspora in a breathtaking duo by Broome based Aboriginal (Kunjen) and Torres Strait Islander (Erub/Meriam) dancer Ses Bero and Nouméa based Kanak/Ni Vanuatuan/Papua New Guinean dancer Stan Nalo.
Emmanuel James Brown
Fitzroy Crossing based Bunuba/ Gooniyandi/ Walmajarri/ Wangkatjunka dancer and actor Emmanuel James Brown reflects on the extraordinary life of his great grandmother, senior Wangkatjungka artist Nyuju Stumpy Brown, who was amongst the last nomads to walk out of the great Sandy Desert.