MARRUGEKU performing in Europe!
MARRUGEKU performing in Europe!

MARRUGEKU performing in Europe!

News from Marrugeku's latest newsletter, August 2022

Marrugeku have recently arrived in Europe, already sharing Jurrungu Ngan-ga (Straight Talk) with audiences in Venice and Berlin, with Hamburg last on the list!

Marrugeku at La Biennale Danza

In the last week of July Marrugeku arrived in Italy to take part in La Biennale Danza, the sixteenth International Festival of Contemporary Dance, part of Venice Biennale. 

Upon arriving in Venice our Co-Artistic Directors Dalisa Pigram and Rachael Swain led an advanced workshop for local participants to gain insight to Marrugeku's devising approaches and the processes used to craft Jurrungu Ngan-ga.

We then went on to premiere our mesmerising multimedia production at Teatro Alle Tese, a beautiful building in the heart of the monumental area of the Arsenale with a history of shipyards and armories. Jurrungu Ngan-ga (Straight Talk) was shared with audiences across two nights, illuminating the historic area on 30th and 31st July.

Berlin, Hamburg and beyond!

Following the European premiere of Jurrungu Ngan-ga in Venice, our tour continues in Germany!

After arriving in Berlin last week we shared our indomitable performance at Tanz im August, Berlin's international festival for contemporary dance. Across three nights the team ignited Haus der Berliner Festspiele, receiving standing ovations across the season.

Next we're onto Hamburg where Jurrungu Ngan-ga will be shared with the audiences of International Summer Festival Kampnagel from 17 – 20 August.

Curious as to where we're off to next? We'll keep you updated with all our movements!

Gudirr Gudirr returns to the stage

After the success of Gudirr Gudirr on film the solo performance returns to the stage as part of Dance X at Arts Centre Melbourne and OzAsia Festival Adelaide.

Starring our Co-Artistic Director Dalisa Pigram with set design and video by Vernon Ah Kee and song by Stephen Pigram, the compelling performance has close to a decade of touring history across national and international stages following it's premiere in 2013.

Combining movement, video and song, Gudirr Gudirr calls a warning to a community facing massive industrialisation on traditional lands, loss of language and major gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous wellbeing.