Heidrun Lohr - Sydney - March 2013

Gudirr Gudirr, the bird's call

Contemporary dance

On the occasion of the exhibition "Songlines. Tracking the Seven Sisters" 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, with a future still in the making as its horizon.

Gudirr Gudirr is an alert, the guwayi bird that calls when the tide turns: to miss the call is to drown. With rare presence, Dalisa Pigram, makes it an intimate and intense solo, mixing dance and video.
The piece examines the legacy of Australia’s history for the Aboriginal people of the northwest and asks the question:
how do we decolonise the Aboriginal mind, unlock the doors and face cultural change?

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

A triptych video installation, based on the show and filmed in the North West Australian territories, is presented in parallel with the performances (duration: 22 min.).

From Saturday 3 to Sunday 11 June 2023

  • Dalisa Pigram conception, performance and choreography
    Koen Augustijnen direction and choreography
    Stephen Curtis costumes
    Sam Serruys musical composition and sound design
    Stephen Pigram lyrics and vocals
    Matthew Marshall light design
    Patrick Dodson design and cultural advisor
    Rachael Swain playwright & creative producer
    Vernon Ah Kee decor and video
    Sam James video production
    TBC production
    TBC sound and video control

  • 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:   All publics, Over 12 years
  • Categorie : Events
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    Full price:  20,00 €
    Reduce rate:  15,00 €

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© Heidrun Lohr - Sydney - March 2013