Gudirr Gudirr

22 September 2017, 8pm
…an extraordinary work from an artist at the peak of her craft and intellectual confidence…Unmissable. The Guardian

Presented by Marrugeku

The guwayi bird calls a warning, Gudirr Gudirr, when the tide is turning — to miss the call is to drown.

Gudirr Gudirr is an intimate solo dance and video work performed by Dalisa Pigram, daughter of Broome. By turns hesitant, restless, resilient and angry, Gudirr Gudirr lights a path from a broken past through a fragile present and on to a future, still in the making.

This dance work considers the legacy of Australia’s history for Aboriginal people in northwest Australia today and asks: what does it take to decolonise Aboriginal people’s minds, to unlock doors and to face cultural change? Gudirr Gudirr calls a warning to a community facing massive industrialisation on traditional lands, loss of language and major gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous wellbeing.

This is a show about evolving Aboriginal resilience.

Warning: Course language and adult themes (youth suicide) Age recommendation 14+

Show duration 60mins no interval

Presented as part of Season 2017.


  • Concept, Performer & Co-choreographer - Dalisa Pigram
  • Director & Co-choreographer - Koen Augustijnen
  • Co-artistic directors - Dalisa Pigram and Rachael Swain

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