Jarradah Gooragulli – Dance of the Brolgas blends dance, spoken word, and moving image in a special performance event not to be missed.
Based on writing by the late Nambitjina-Mooradoop Dr Kathy McGinness Mills and co-written with Jada Alberts, this First Nations-led performance celebrates the strength of culture and spirit of survival that exists in all of us.
This World Premiere tells a creation story alongside the story of two lovers: Jack McGinniss, whose mother Lucy Alyandabu was a cook at Kahlin Compound where her younger children were removed in 1918, and Violet Wakelin, of Gurrindji/Mudburra background who was removed from Wavehill Station to Kahlin Compound.
Jarradah Gooragulli - Dance of the Brolgas is a story first written 40 years ago. It’s finally being told.
Jarradah Gooragulli – Dance of the Brolgas consists of a 40 minute performance work accompanied by an exhibition to be viewed before or after the show. Allow 1 hour for the full experience.
this show has a total lockout, latecomers will not be admitted once the performance begins
Jarradah Gooragulli – Dance of the Brolgas includes content depicting the loss of a child and content which references the removal of children as the Stolen Generation. The production also includes smoke and haze.
An exhibition of historical and artistic materials curated by Carly Bancroft Mills is available to view in the Brown’s Mart Courtyard – come early to allow time to find out more.
Thursday May 26 – Pre-Show Poetry Readings in the Brown’s Mart Studio of the Late Dr Kathy Mills’ Poetry works. 5:30pm, $10.