DUNGARRI NYA NYA NGARRI BI NYA
Commissioned by North Australian Festival of Arts.
Now we have arrived.
The Wulgurukaba, Bindal, Gugu Badhun and Nywaigi peoples have nurtured a deep and respectful relationship with the land and sea in our region for millennia.
Over the past two years, six local First Nations groups – the Wulgurukaba Walkabouts, Big Eye Theatre Dancers, Komet Dancers, Obery Sambo, Meriam Dancers, and Bindal Dancers –have come together for the first time in decades to connect, collaborate and co-create a new performance work alongside Dancenorth Australia.
Dungarri nya nya ngarri bi nya / now we have arrived
Journey into the Dreaming is a ground-breaking celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music, song, dance, and storytelling.
Against a mosaic of land and water, we gather under the starry sky to experience a bold and ambitious performance that pushes the boundaries of traditional and contemporary dance and music, featuring six local First Nations groups and the Dancenorth Ensemble.
Award-winning multilingual rapper Baker Boy, from North East Arnhem Land, closes out the performance with a set that will get you up dancing, feeling the music and having a good time.
Before the show, be sure to check out the Blak Art Markets. You will discover an array of arts and crafts from local artists, performances from local musicians, and can taste traditional foods prepared by local Elders.
A rich and memorable celebration of culture, place and community, this is a deadly night out like no other.
Dungarri Nya Nya Ngarri Bi Nya runs 3 – 4 July as part of the North Australia Festival of the Arts, with the Blak Art Markets from 5 pm and performances from 7 pm nightly.
Dancenorth Australia has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland’s Backing Indigenous Arts program.