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 and Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund.
Dates: Friday 20th January, 2023
Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Venue: Old Government House, Parramatta Park, Pitt Street Entrance Parramatta 2150 NSW
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Jannawi Dance Clan’s performance of Garrigarrang Badu at Sydney Festival is available to be viewed below.
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Artistic Director and Choreography: Peta Strachan
Co-Choreography and Cast:
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:
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.