In April, Marrugeku fulfilled a long-standing goal of presenting Dalisa Pigram’s award winning solo, directed by Belgian choreographer Koen Augustijnen and designed by Vernon Ah Kee, in regional and remote communities in WA. In Broome it was a return season targeted to senior high school students in partnership with well-being organisation, Alive and Kicking Goals. We presented workshops for both BSHS and St Mary’s College senor dance programs on the use of contemporary dance to tell personal and cultural stories. From there, we moved to Fitzroy Crossing in the Central Kimberley and then Mowanjum Arts and Culture Centre before heading south to revisit the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre.
Dalisa says: “Performing Gudirr Gudirr at the high school I attended in my youth to carry the important message of resilience explored through contemporary dance theatre was fulfilling for me personally. To then share Gudirr Gudirr with the wider remote Kimberley audiences was equally rewarding and hopefully inspired others to see the potential that contemporary dance theatre has to offer to tell our stories in the Kimberley.”