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Le Dernier Appel / The Last Cry

Questions of cultural, political and personal decolonisation in Australia and New Caledonia are the focus of the bold and breathtaking Le Dernier Appel / The Last Cry. Inspired by the New Caledonian referendum on independence and Australia’s long-running debate on constitutional recognition for First Nations people, this energetic inter-cultural performance examines the ways dance has been shaped by colonisation.

Six dancers express the anger, longing, frustration and despair over years of talk that has yet to get the results the Indigenous people of both countries want. With rapid-fire contemporary movement, acrobatic street styles and traditional Indigenous dance, the performers move across the stage to the backing of electronic, techno, future soul and ambient soundscapes.

Le Dernier Appel / The Last Cry captures the forces of decolonisation through dance – the drive for independence, the collapse of old systems and the vulnerability of a future standing alone. Intense and visceral, the movement gathers into a driving pace and an urgent call to be heard.

Presented by Arts House as part of Dance Massive 2019

Le Dernier Appel / The Last Cry

Marrugeku
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Thu 14 - Sun 17 March

Thu 14 – Sat 16 March, 9:00pm
Sun 17 March, 5:00pm
(60 mins)

Meat Market
Enter 36 Courtney Street, North Melbourne

Tickets $35* $30¤ $25†
Package discount price $28* $24¤ $24†
Full Price* Concession¤ Other†

Warnings — Haze and flashing lights
Accessibility — Wheelchair accessible

Artists:
Director
Serge Aimé Coulibaly
Co-choreographers
Dalisa Pigram, Serge Aimé Coulibaly
Dramaturg & Creative Producer
Rachael Swain
Music composed & produced by
Nick Wales, Bree Van Reyk
Co-composer & Singer/Songwriter
Ngaiire
Set Designer & Video Artist
Nicolas Molé
Lighting Designer
Matt Marshall
Costume Designer
Mirabelle Wouters
Dancers & Co-creators
Amrita Hepi, Stanley Nalo, Krilin Nguyen, Yoan Ouchot, Dalisa Pigram, Miranda Wheen
Image
Prudence Upton
Production:
Production Manager & Lighting Operator
Jason Thelwell
Audio Visual Programmer & Operator
Phil Downing
Company Manager
Cyrielle Roestam
Recorded at Electric Ave Studios, Sydney
Music Mix
Bob Scott
Additional Sound Engineering
David Trumpmanis, Phil Punch
Additional production for party scene
stereogamous
For Marrugeku:
Co-artistic Directors
Dalisa Pigram, Rachael Swain
General Manager
Robina Burton
Strategy & Sales
Justin Macdonnell
Patron
Patrick Dodson