Read: Performance as Intersectional Resistance

Marrugeku’s article ‘Performance as Intersectional Resistance: Power, Polyphony and Processes of Abolition’ has been featured in a special edition of Humanities journal edited by Dr Rand Hazou, titled and dedicated to ‘Acts of Liberation’.

This multi-authored article includes writing by one of the show’s cultural dramaturgs Omid Tofighian and Marrugeku Co-Artistic Directors Dalisa Pigram and Rachael Swain, and interviews with Jurrungu Ngan-ga cast Czack (Ses) Bero, Chandler Connell, Luke Currie-Richardson, Issa El Assaad, Emmanuel James Brown, Zachary Lopez, Benji Ra, Feras Shaheen and Miranda Wheen.

The 25-minute read identifies radical ways that intersectional and trans-disciplinary performance can expose and challenge socio-political power structures and offer strategies for abolition and care. Explore elements of creative development, performance excerpts, images and documentation as well as interviews.

“Together, the artists and cultural leaders of Jurrungu Ngan-ga share new ways of knowing. That is, seen through the lens of Indigenous understandings of Country, boundaries are sites that can be reclaimed and reimagined through cultural negotiation, and as such, are always and already understood as multi-vocal and multi-temporal.”

Read the free article online here.

Image: Emmanuel James Brown, Issa el Assaad, Miranda Wheen, Bhenji Ra, Chandler Connell, Zachary Lopez, Luke Currie-Richardson, Feras Shaheen, and Ses Bero in Jurrungu Ngan-ga community preview in Broome, Marrugeku, 2021. Photograph by Abby Murray.