Creative development at Carriageworks

We’ve been busy this December deep in the second creative development of our latest performance Jurrungu Ngan-ga. Over the past few weeks we’ve hunkered down with our incredible cast and a suite of creatives including Belgian dramaturgy legend Hildegard de Vuyst, Composer Sam Serruys, rap lyricist Beni Bjah, set designer Abdul Rahman Abdullah, costume designer Andrew Treloar, lighting designer Damien Cooper, and special guest teacher Australia’s first female krump dancer Stacy Peke aka Red Ladybrui5er.

Exploring issues that hold Australia back from reconciliation, Jurrungu Ngan-ga blends searing truth with humorous reality as it reaches deep into the Australian psyche to have a frank conversation. Facing confronting statistics revealing Aboriginal Australians as among the most incarcerated people in the world and linking this to the locking up of asylum seekers on prison islands, Jurrungu Ngan-ga investigates the country’s need to isolate, hide and lock away ‘the other’ within dehumanising spaces of the Nation’s creation.

This new production will premiere in 2020 — we’ll reveal all in the new year so be sure to subscribe to our newsletter here and stay up to date with all the presentation information!