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Jurrungu Ngan-ga (Straight Talk)

Marrugeku

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WED 1—SAT 11 JUNE

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$45—50 + transaction fee
  • 85 minutes
A powerful and provocative new dance work challenging Australia's fixation with incarceration.
Jurrungu Ngan-ga (Straight Talk)

In a mesmerising multimedia dance production Jurrungu Ngan-ga reflects on the overrepresentation of First People in custody, and the years-long detention of refugees. It’s a story told from within the prison of the Australian mind.

Translated from Yawuru as “straight talk”, Jurrungu Ngan-ga takes its inspiration from the words and experiences of Yawuru leader Patrick Dodson, Kurdish Iranian writer and former Manus Island detainee Behrouz Boochani, and Iranian-Australian scholar-activist Omid Tofighian.

With characteristic dedication, First Peoples and intercultural dance company Marrugeku bridges cultures, communities and identities. Embodying figments of the Australian psyche, the performers deftly move between dark humour, horror, truth-telling and bodily resistance. Jurrungu Ngan-ga’s performers—from First Peoples, refugee, transgender and settler communities—employ their skill and courage to shine a light on new ways to resist and abolish.

Session Details

WED 1—SAT 11 JUNE

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DATES AND TIMES

WED 1 JUNE, 8PM
THU 2—SAT 4 JUNE, 7PM
TUE 7 JUNE, 7PM
WED 8 JUNE, 2PM AND 7PM
THU 9—FRI 10 JUNE, 9PM
SAT 11 JUNE, 5PM

$45—50 + transaction fee

Note | Tickets are also on sale via Arts House

Duration | 85 minutes

Content Warning | Jurrungu Ngan-ga contains depictions of violence, racial abuse and police/border security brutality as well as references to self-harm. This performance contains the names of people who have passed away. The performance also contains: partial nudity, low-level strobe light and is recommended for ages 15+

  • Violence
  • Nudity
  • Abuse
  • Strobe lights
  • Simulated smoking

Accessibility Services

Arts House is wheelchair accessible—please see the Arts House website for more information. The venue also welcomes support animals and guide dogs.

If you have any specific questions about visiting Arts House, please contact the venue:

  • Call 03 9322 3720
  • Text 0447 570 178
  • Email artshouse@melbourne.vic.gov.au

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