2019 dance at Carriageworks
Carriageworks, Sydney's contemporary performance venue, has two contemporary dance seasons in its 2019 line-up.
The first is Burrbgaja Yalirra / Dancing Forwards, by Marrugeku (May 30-June 1), Carriagework's resident company. The second is سدقلا Jerusalem (21-23 November) by Samoan and New Zealand director/choreographer Lemi Ponifasio.
Burrbgaja Yalirra / Dancing Forwards is triple bill of solo works curated by Marrugeku’s artistic directors Dalisa Pigram and Rachael Swain. Each work explores the complexities of reciprocity which challenge our understanding of our history and relationship to the land in Australia. The program features performer and co-creator Edwin Lee Mulligan with media artist Sohan Ariel Hayes and directors Dalisa Pigram and Rachael Swain; performer and co-creator Eric Avery with choreographer Koen Augustijnen; and performer and co-creator Miranda Wheen with choreographer Serge Aime Coulibaly.
سدقلا Jerusalem is a collaboration with the Arab poet Adonis, who is revered as the greatest living poet of the Arab world. The work explores the image of one of the most contentious cities in human history and will be sung, chanted and spoken in te reo Maori and Arabic. سدقلا Jerusalem explores the image of one of the most contentious cities in human history and will be sung, chanted and spoken in te reo Maori and Arabic.