Friday 1st September & Saturday 2nd September
Broome Civic Centre
We are thrilled to announce an exciting new event being added to the Shinju Matsuri 2023 program - MARRUGEKU: 'MUTIARA'.
Marrugeku, Indigenous intercultural dance theatre company based in Broome is an unparalleled presence in Australia today, dedicated to Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians working together to develop new dance languages that are restless, transformative and unwavering. Mutiara reflects on 100 years of the brutality and seduction of Broome’s pearling industry exploring the depths of the divers’ alien underwater world, and their survival & solidarity above the surface. Told through intercultural dance and visual art revealing the resilience, love and strength of ancestors. The work is a celebration of the unsung bond between First Peoples of the Kimberley and seafaring Malay peoples during a time of colonialism, racism, exploitation, slavery and stolen children.
Mutiara is funded by the WA State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries: Made in WA program and National Arts Council Singapore.
Mutiara is supported by Shire of Broome, Shinju Matsuri, Broome International Airport & Horizon Power.
This event is part of the 2023 Shinju Matsuri Festival.