Date(s) of Performance
11/15/2018 - 11/18/2018
Concept: Dalisa Pigram, Rachael Swain
Cast/Co-creators: Miranda Wheen, Ngaire Pigram, Eric Avery, Joshua Thomson (originally performed by Josh Mu), Dalisa Pigram, Edwin Lee Mulligan
Is it a rock concert? Modern dance? A plea for environmental action and the rights of Indigenous peoples? Cut the Sky by Marrugeku, Australia’s preeminent dance theater ensemble of Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, is all three. As soul singer Ngaire belts out tunes ranging from Nick Cave to Buffalo Springfield Australian “post-soul” music, Marrugeku’s “incredibly expressive and visceral” dancers (The Guardian) form a band of climate change refugees struggling to survive another extreme weather event. Moving backward and forward in time, Cut the Sky meditates on humanity’s frailty in the face of its own actions.
Theatre and Performance Studies