Heidrun Lohr - Sydney - March 2013

Gudirr Gudirr, the call of the bird

Contemporary dance

On the occasion of the exhibition "Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters", the museum invites you to discover contemporary Australian creation.


Marrugeku Company
Dalisa Pigram and Koen Augustijnen

A solo work by Dalisa Pigram, choreographer, dancer and co-founder of the Marrugeku company, Gudirr Gudirr traces a path between a broken past and a fragile present, against the backdrop of a future still in the making.

Gudirr Gudirr is a warning cry, the call the guwayi bird makes when the tide turns: to miss the call is to drown. With rare presence, Dalisa Pigram creates an intimate and intense solo, mixing dance and video, inhabited by hesitation, impatience, resilience and anger. The production considers the legacy of Australia’s history for the Aboriginal people of northwestern Australia today and asks: how can we decolonise indigenous minds, unlock the doors and face cultural change?

Recommended for ages 12 and up (some scenes may offend young audiences).

  • Gudirr Gudirr (Performance)
    Concept, Performer & Co-choreographer: Dalisa Pigram
    Director & Co-choreographer: Koen Augustijnen
    Concept & Cultural dramaturg: Patrick Dodson
    Dramaturg: Rachael Swain
    Set Designer & Video Artist: Vernon Ah Kee
    Costume Designer: Stephen Curtis
    Composer & Sound Designer: Sam Serruys
    Singer & Songwriter: Stephen Pigram
    Lighting Designer: Matthew Marshall
    Video Production: Sam James
    Production management: Aiden Brennan
    Sound and Video production and operation: Tim Dennis
    Creative Producer : Rachael Swain

    Gudirr Gudirr (video installation)

    Director: Vernon Ah Kee
    Based on an original concept by Dalisa Pigram with Patrick Dodson, realised by Marrugeku
    Performer and Co-choreographer: Dalisa Pigram
    Producer: Bridget Ikin
    Dramaturg and Associate Producer: Rachael Swain
    Editor: Darrin Baker
    Cinematographer: Emma Paine
    Additional Cinematography: Sam James
    Composer: Sam Serruys
    Singer and Songwriter: Stephen Pigram
    Costume Designer: Stephen Curtis
    Sound Design: Liam Egan
    Sound recording: Alan Pigram, Bella Kenworthy
    Co-choreographer and director of original production: Koen Augustijnen
    Production support: Mia Timpano
    Lizard footage courtesy David Batty/ Rebel Films

  • Duration:  01:00
  • Place:   Théâtre Claude Lévi-Strauss
  • TimeSlots:
    The Friday 09 June 2023 from 20:00 to 21:00

    The Saturday 10 June 2023 from 18:00 to 19:00

    The Sunday 11 June 2023 from 17:00 to 18:00
  • Accessibility:
    • Handicap moteur
  • Public:   Over 12 years, All publics
  • Categorie : Events

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