Past Event

Garrigarrang Badu

January 20, 2023 6:00 pm
Old Government House, Parramatta

The very first performance work in Dharug language

Jannawi Dance Clan‘s Garrigarrang Badu is a female-led immersive performance that was presented as part of The City of Parramatta and Sydney Festival‘s Dyin Nura (women’s place) in January 2023.

The performance is directed by Jannawi’s founding Artistic Director Peta Strachan in collaboration with Dharug Elders and Knowledge Holders.

Garrigarrang Badu is the first-ever full-length dance work in Dharug language, which invites audiences to bear witness to the strength, resilience, and power of the Dharug Matriarch. Collectively choreographed by Peta Strachan and the dancers of Jannawi Dance Clan. Commissioned by Arts & Cultural Exchange (ACE) as part of ACE’s First Nations residency program.

Garrigarrang Badu is supported by the Indigenous Languages and Arts (ILA) Program, Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund and Create NSW.

Event Details

Dates: Friday 20th January, 2023

Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Venue: Old Government House, Parramatta Park, Pitt Street Entrance Parramatta 2150 NSW

Getting here is easy, for more info visit HERE

Jannawi Dance Clan’s performance of Garrigarrang Badu at Sydney Festival is available to be viewed below.

Be sure to check it out!

Garrigarrang Badu Production Credits

Artistic Director and Choreography: Peta Strachan

Co-Choreography and Cast:

Katie Leslie

Dubs Yunupingu

Aroha Pehi

Abigail Delaney

Amy Flannery

Shana O’Brien

Hannah Hansen

Kawanna Smallwood

Peta Strachan

Gapala Yunupingu

Shanaya Donovan

Jumikah Donovan

Pauline Pearce

Bianca Williams

Mia Niuqila

Sound Design: Damian Robinson, Wicked Beat Records

Language and Composition: Matthew Doyle

Language and Vocalist: the late Richard Green

Lead Vocalist and Composition: DYAGULA

Costumes and Cultural Artifacts:

Pauline Strachan

Peta Strachan

Djuwakan Jeremy Masika

Prop Design: Govinda Webster, Pink Cactus Props

Sound and Lighting: Paul Osborne, Catapult Creative

Cultural Advisor: Julie Webb

Commissioned by Arts & Cultural Exchange as part of ACE’s First Nations residency program.

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