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 and Marrugeku as part of Dance Massive 2019

Le Dernier Appel / The Last Cry

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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
5 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne

Tickets $35* $30¤ $25†
Full * Concession ¤ Locals†

Warnings — Haze and flashing lights. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that the following production may contain images and voices of deceased persons.
Accessibility — Wheelchair access, companion card.

Serge Aimé Coulibaly
Dalisa Pigram, Serge Aimé Coulibaly
Dramaturg & Creative producer
Rachael Swain
Music composed & produced by
Nick Wales, Bree Van Reyk
Co-composer & Singer/Songwriter
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
Prudence Upton

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

For Marrugeku:
Co-artistic directors
Dalisa Pigram, Rachael Swain
General manager
Robina Burton
Strategy & Sales
Justin Macdonnell
Patrick Dodson