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Internationales Sommerfestival 2022

Jurrungu Ngan-Ga

  • © Prudence Upton
  • © Prudence Upton
  • © Prudence Upton
  • © Prudence Upton
  • © Prudence Upton
  • © Prudence Upton
  • © Prudence Upton
  • © Prudence Upton
  • © Prudence Upton
Dance / Theater & Performance / Wheelchair users / With hearing amplification
  • Duration: 85 Min.
  • In English with German Subtitles

  • Wed, 17.08.2022 20:30 [German Premiere]
    Kampnagel – K6 Tickets
  • Thu, 18.08.2022 20:30 [Talk]
    Kampnagel – K6 Tickets
  • Fri, 19.08.2022 20:30 [Talk]
    Kampnagel – K6 Tickets
  • Sat, 20.08.2022 20:30
    Kampnagel – K6 Tickets

A highly political, explosive and energetic dance-theatre work from one of Australia’s most renowned dance companies dedicated to indigenous and non-indigenous exchange.

Throbbing with sadness, anger, joy and resistance, Marrugeku presents a powerful and provocative new work of dance, sound and installation that interrogates a policy of human rights violations. The piece confronts Australia’s shameful fixation with incarceration by connecting outrageous levels of Indigenous prisoners to the indefinite detaining of asylum seekers. Set within “the prison of the mind of Australia” JURRUNGU NGAN-GA (Yawuru for “straight talk”) was partially inspired by “No Friend but the Mountains”, a factual account of incarceration and exile by Kurdish-Iranian writer Behrouz Boochani in collaboration with and translated by Iranian-Australian scholar-activist Omid Tofighian. The book won Australia’s most prestigious literary award. Devised by an outstanding cast who draw on their intersecting yet distinct cultural and communityinformed experiences the work is facilitated through Marrugeku’s hallmark intercultural dance process led by choreographer Dalisa Pigram and director Rachael Swain. Together, they deliver a work of impressive power in which searing truths blend with dark humour, fear, sadness and courage to shine a light on new ways to resist and abolish.

  • By and with: Czack (Ses) Bero, Emmanuel James Brown, Chandler Connell, Luke Currie-Richardson, Issa El Assaad, Zachary Lopez (Ehem.), Macon Riley, Bhenji Ra, Feras Shaheen, Miranda Wheen
  • Concept: Dalisa Pigram und Rachael Swain mit Patrick Dodson
  • Choreography: Dalisa Pigram mit Performer*innen
  • Additional Choreography: Krump Army: Stacy Peke aka Red Ladybrui5er
  • Director: Rachael Swain
  • Dramaturgie: Hildegard De Vuyst
  • Cultural Dramaturgy: Behrouz Boochani, Patrick Dodson, Omid Tofighian
  • Music: Sam Serruys, Paul Charlier And Rhyan Clapham Aka Dobby
  • Sound Design: Sam Serruys, Paul Charlier
  • Audio Technician: Raine Paul
  • Stage Design: Abdul-Rahman Abdullah
  • Kostüme: Andrew Treloar
  • Lights: Damien Cooper
  • Production Manager & Lighting Operator: Aiden Brennan
  • Company Manager: Denise Wilson
  • Producer and Tour Manager: Natalie Smith

COOPERATION Kampnagel International Summer Festival and Körber Foundation, Carriageworks, City of Melbourne through Arts House.

SUPPORTED BY the Australian Government through the Australia Council, the Government of Western Australia through the Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries, Create NSW, the Australian Government through the Indigenous Language and Arts Program, the Nelson Meers Foundation, and by the Körber Foundation as part of "Exil Today-Production Residencies for Artists* by Kampnagel and Körber Foundation.

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