Past Event

13 — 16 Sep

Brisbane Festival and Metro Arts present

Kuramanunya

Kuramanunya

A ceremony for those who didn’t get their ceremony.

World Premiere

By Karul Projects

My feet walk on land that is red blood soaked. Black burnt, yellow sun-drenched country. Stories from thousands of years. Songs eternally kept on the wind and water. I honour lines that have been cut. Poisoned, shot and led to the cliff’s edge. Those who passed to the spirit world before their kin could arrive from the dreaming to continue a physical lineage.

Remembering the stories that remain unwritten and unspoken, returned to the earth and stars that they arrived from. Acknowledging that First Nations people are descendants of those who fought for land, family and identity. Not everyone continued to walk this physical world, many returned to the spirit world.

Kuramanunya honours them. Kuramanunya. The story is told.

Thomas E.S.Kelly’s (Minjungbal - Yugambeh/ Wiradjuri/ Ni-Vanuatu) new solo dance theatre work pays homage to the thousands of First Nation lives that were lost during colonisation. Don't miss this world premiere from the makers of Festival hits SILENCE and Weredingo.


Price

$30 - $45 + booking fee

Times

7:30 pm

Friday the 15th Auslan Interpreted.

Duration

50mins (no interval)

Where

97 Boundary St, West End

Getting Here

Accessibility

Wheelchair access

Assistive listening systems available

Auslan interpreted events

Important Info

This production contains adult themes, themes of violence, genocide, and themes of death and suicide

Recommended for ages 15+

Schools: access educational packs and schools ticketing here.

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Karul has come to represent a sophisticated new generation of Indigenous dance-based storytellers, whose bold presence and playful, but highly relevant, productions are adding immeasurably to shapeshifting the Australian performing arts landscape.

Weredingo - Cheryl Stock

Kuramanunya is a deeply unselfish invitation to not only witness, but be a part of, something immensely powerful.

Adelaide Fringe


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Karul Projects

Karul Projects

Karul Projects, founded by Thomas E.S. Kelly and Taree Sansbury in 2017, champions Indigenous knowledge in Australia. Named after the Yugambeh word for 'everything', Karul uses all means to narrate and preserve Aboriginal heritage for future generations.


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How to get there

97 Boundary St, West End

Getting Here

Brisbane Festival expresses deep respect to and acknowledges the First People of this Country.