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Jurrungu Ngan-ga [Straight Talk] at State Theatre Centre

Jurrungu Ngan-ga [Straight Talk]

Black Swan State Theatre Company of WA presents Marrugeku's Jurrungu Ngan-ga [Straight Talk]. Set within ‘the prison of the Australian mind’, Marrugeku’s Jurrungu Ngan-ga twists and turns its way through Indigenous and refugee stories, cutting into the raw nerve of government sanctioned brutality in prisons and detention centres.

After a successful world tour, it’s time for Perth audiences to be swept away by Jurrungu Ngan-ga’s visual feast for the senses with hypnotic storytelling that gives victims a face, and interrogates our capacity to lock away and isolate that which we fear.

This provocative new dance theatre work designed by leading Western Australian visual artist Abdul- Rahman Abdullah fuses complex choreography, searing dialogue and a blood-pumping musical soundscape. Co-created with Yawuru leader, Patrick Dodson, former Manus Island detainee Behrouz Boochani, and Iranian- Australian scholar-activist Omid Tofighian, this is an exquisite work of great sophistication that throbs with sadness, anger and joy.

Brutally beautiful, Jurrungu Ngan-ga arrests your attention, dares you to look away, and dreams of the day we will know solidarity in difference.

"For all the sadness and anger at its heart, Jurrungu Ngan-ga burns with ferocious, life-affirming passion." The Australian

Approximate Running Time
1 Hour 20 Minutes (No Interval)

Recommended 15+
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    Event Showings

    15 September - 23 September
    (see website for dates and times)

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    Ticketed event

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    State Theatre Centre of Western Australia

    174-176 William St

    Perth WA 6000

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