#28 KOEN AUGUSTIJNEN & DALISA PIGRAM

Marrugeku's Gudirr Gudirr
By Dalisa Pigram & Koen Augustijnen

[EN] Described as an intimate dance and video work, Dalisa Pigram's Gudirr Gudirr actually tackles some important wider issues such as the future of the Aboriginal people in Australia and the impact on the environment of industrialisation.

Conceived as a solo piece, together with choreographer Koen Augustijnen from Belgium's les ballets C de la B, Gudirr Gudirr explores Pigram's mixed Asian-Aboriginal heritage, her community's unique history and the many challenges her people face in a rapidly changing environment.

Pigram says her contemporary dance language is uniquely influenced by her Malay, Pilipino, and Indigenous Bardi and Yawuru heritages. As a result, she moves with effortless focus and a powerful fluidity.

The title of the piece comes from the warning call made by the Guwayi bird when the tide is turning - to miss the call is to drown. Pigram, who comes from a legendary family of musicians, says the piece explores "the ways that the tide is turning metaphorically for my community". By turns hesitant, restless, resilient and angry, Gudirr Gudirr lights a path from broken past to fragile present, and on to a future still in the making.

This new work includes music from Sam Serruys and Stephen Pigram and set and video design by Australian Venice-Biennale representative Vernon Ah Kee.

» ... Pigram is an extraordinary dancer, her solo work is breathtakingly good... She seems to move entirely her own way, a body that is both memory and future tense. The Australian

[FR] Gudirr Gudirr de Dalisa Pigram renvoie à des réalités aussi graves que l'avenir du peuple aborigène en Australie ou l'impact de l'industrialisation sur l'environnement.

Danse en solo, conçue avec Koen Augustijnen des ballets C de la B, Gudirr Gudirr explore le métissage asiatique-aborigène de Dalisa Pigram, l'histoire particulière de sa communauté et les nombreux défis auxquels son peuple est confronté dans un environnement en évolution rapide. Le langage contemporain de la danse de Dalisa Pigram est influencé par ses racines malaises, Pilipino, Bardi et Yawuru.

Gudirr Gudirr, le titre de la pièce, vient du cri de mise en garde lancé par l'oiseau Guwayi quand le vent tourne. Ne pas l'entendre, ne pas en tenir compte, c'est risquer de se noyer. Cette pièce, dit Dalisa Pigram, née d'une famille légendaire de musiciens, «explore de façon métaphorique les façons dont le vent tourne pour sa communauté». Tour à tour hésitant, agité, apaisé et en colère, Gudirr Gudirr illumine un chemin qui va d'un passé brisé à un présent fragile, et se dirige vers un avenir en gestation.

Une musique de Sam Serruys et des images vidéo de l'Australien Vernon Ah Kee sont également constitutives de cette pièce.

[DIS]

Concept/Co-Choreographer/Performer Dalisa Pigram
Director/Co-Choreographer Koen Augustijnen
Set Designer & video artist Vernon Ah Kee
Composer & Sound Designer Sam Serruys
Singer & Songwriter Stephen Pigram
Costume Designer Stephen Curtis
Lighting designer Matthew Marshall
Concept &  cultural Adviser Patrick Dodson
Dramaturge & creative producer Rachael Swain
Video Production Sam James 
Rigging designer Joey Ruigrok Van Der Werven
Production management Mike Smith
Sound and video production and operation Ella Wufong

For Marrugeku
Co-artistic directors
Dalisa Pigram and Rachael Swain
Company manager – Broome Sandi Woo
Company manager – Sydney Phil Sharp

Producer Stalker Theatre
Co-commissioned by the City of Melbourne through Arts House (AUS), Theater Im Pfalzbau, Ludwigshafen (DEU) & Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg (LUX).

Gudirr Gudirr was funded by:
- the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body
- the Western Australian Department of Culture and the Arts
- the Shire of Broome, Western Australia.

 

 Mercredi 25 JUIN 2014 à 20h00 (tickets)

DURÉE 1h00 (pas d'entracte)

Adultes 20€ / Jeunes 8€

Lieu: Grand Théâtre / Studio

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