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.
Led by the visionary Marrugeku company - an unparalleled presence in Australia dedicated to Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians working together - the show is a vibrant retelling and re-awakening of histories, locations and languages.
Marrugeku is headed by co-artistic directors choreographer/dancer Dalisa Pigram and director/dramaturg Rachael Swain.
Working together for 24 years, they co-conceive and facilitate Marrugeku's productions and research laboratories, introducing audiences to the unique and potent structures of Indigenous knowledge systems and the compelling experience of intercultural performance.
Marrugeku's performers come from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, collaborating to co-create each production.
The company's patron is Yawuru law man and national reconciliation advocate Patrick Dodson.
Curated by Pigram and Swain, each work of Burrbgaja Yalirra is an invitation from leading change makers to experience intercultural exchange.
Through a series of collaborations with Marrugeku Associate Artists Eric Avery, Edwin Lee Mulligan and Miranda Wheen and a team of interdisciplinary artists, 'Ngarlimbah', 'Dancing with Strangers' and 'Miranda' form a deeply poetic and vivid engagement of Indigenous and non-Indigenous cultures across dance, music and storytelling.
Arts Margaret River General Manager Andrew Frith said he was delighted that Arts Margaret River was able to present this contemporary work.
"Thanks to the 'Raise the Roof' Grant we are able to provide our community with a rare opportunity to attend a production of this diversity and calibre in Margaret River," he said.
"I saw this performance in Perth and it is a unique and challenging piece of work.
"I hope that this production will attract those who are willing to support new works and something different, perhaps outside of your comfort zone".
Burrbgaja Yalirra is at Margaret River HEART on Wednesday June 12 from 7.30pm.
Tickets to the show are: $35 Adults, $30 Pension/Health Care Card, $28 Arts Hub Members, $20 Youth, $80 Family (2 Adults + 2 Youth) and can be purchased online from www.artsmargaretriver.com or by calling 9758 7316 or by visiting the Arts Margaret River Office at the Community Centre, Tunbridge Street (open Monday to Friday 10am-4pm).
Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.