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Presented with Bendigo Venues and Events

Wurukur Djuanduk Balag — Ancestors Are Calling (Bendigo)

Dr Lou Bennett AM (Yorta Yorta Dja Dja Wurrung)

Assistive ListeningWheelchair
Tickets available via Ulumbarra Theatre Bendigo

WED 1 JUNE 

7.30PM

TICKETS

$16—48 + transaction fee
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
  • 50 minutes
Precious cultural belongings are called home through song. Accompanied by a string quartet, First Peoples collaborators sing in multiple languages.
Wurukur Djuanduk Balag — Ancestors Are Calling (Bendigo)

Conceived for RISING as part of MOVING OBJECTS (a collection of new work by First Peoples artists curated by RISING Artistic Associate Kimberley Moulton) wurukur djuanduk balag—Ancestors Are Calling makes its debut over two performances in Melbourne, and Bendigo.

Composed in multiple First Peoples languages by Dr Lou Bennett AM (Yorta Yorta Dja Dja Wurrung), the song-based work responds to the cultural belongings of First Peoples held in the Melbourne Museum collections. It speaks to the living culture of the objects, that are alive with the spirit and energy of the Country and that people from which they came.

Bennett, a co-founder of the iconic Black Arm Band, invited a broad range of collaborators: Uncle Herb Patten (Ganai-Kurnai, Yorta Yorta and Wiradjuri), Aunty Joy Wandin Murphy (Wurundjeri), Allara (Yorta Yorta) and Silo SQ. The composition is a call to notions of family beyond the human, that nothing is inanimate; and for families to take the objects home, back to where they belong.

Session Details

WED 1 JUNE 

7.30PM

ULUMBARRA THEATRE
$16—48 + transaction fee
  • Note | Child tickets can be purchased for patrons under 18 but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
  • Duration | 50 minutes
  • Tickets also on sale via Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo

Accessibility Services

HEARING LOOP

The entire auditorium is equipped with a hearing loop sound system for use by people with hearing aids.

Credits

IMAGES: EUGENE HYLAND
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