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Set within ‘the prison of the Australian mind’, Marrugeku’s Jurrungu Ngan-ga twists and turns its way through Indigenous and refugee stories, cutting into the raw nerve of government sanctioned brutality in prisons and detention centres.
After a successful world tour, it’s time for Perth audiences to be swept away by Jurrungu Ngan-ga’s visual feast for the senses with hypnotic storytelling that gives victims a face, and interrogates our capacity to lock away and isolate that which we fear.
This provocative new dance theatre work designed by leading Western Australian visual artist Abdul-Rahman Abdullah fuses complex choreography, searing dialogue and a blood-pumping musical soundscape. Co-created with Yawuru leader, Patrick Dodson, former Manus Island detainee Behrouz Boochani, and Iranian-Australian scholar-activist Omid Tofighian, this is an exquisite work of great sophistication that throbs with sadness, anger and joy.
Brutally beautiful, Jurrungu Ngan-ga arrests your attention, dares you to look away, and dreams of the day we will know solidarity in difference.
You can find more information about venue accessibility here: Accessibility | Arts and Culture Trust (artsculturetrust.wa.gov.au)
Saturday 16th September 2023, 2pm (Matinee) - Audio Described performance with Tactile Tour