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11 — 14 Sep

GURR ERA OP

Presented by Brisbane Festival, Brisbane Powerhouse and The University of Queensland

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GURR ERA OP

What would you do if you could never go home?

Join four mainland-born Torres Strait Islander women as they battle against the rising tide threatening their home, culture and identity.

GURR ERA OP (which means 'the face of the sea' in Meriam Mir) is a celebratory sharing of culture and a call to action in the face of climate devastation, interweaving hybrid Torres Strait Islander contemporary storytelling, movement and spoken word. What would you do if you could never go home? Is your culture bound by place or by self? What happens to your identity when the physical place that holds your ancestral foundations disappears?

These are some of the questions the storytellers grapple with daily as they watch their motherland, family and communities suffer the onslaught of climate change. The Torres Strait Islands are currently on the front lines, but ultimately, your home is next.

Award-winning choreographer and performer Ghenoa Gela presents her landmark work, in a culmination of many years of creative association with Force Majeure. Now in collaboration with ILBIJERRI Theatre Company’s Amy Sole, the result is a vivid imagining of loss, and a call to action for a better future. 


Price

$25 - $35

Times

Matinee 1:00pm
Evening Performance 7:30pm

Duration

Approx. 1 hour

Where

Underground Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse ›
119 Lamington St,
New Farm QLD 4005

Venue info

Accessibility

Relaxed performance

50% Visual Content

Wheelchair Accessible

Auslan Interpreted Event

Audio Described Event

Assistive Listening

Important Info

There is a lockout for the first 13mins, after which latecomers can be admitted at an appropriate time.

The performance of GURR ERA OP contains themes of colonisation and climate change, loud sounds and flashing lights.

If you require further information, please locate a staff member at the performance.
If you or anyone you know needs support, you can contact the following services:

13YARN 13 9276
Lifeline 131 114

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…easily the most affecting work I have seen this season.

ABC News

…more than a performance; it is a celebration of culture in the face of climate devastation.

That Show Blog


#PARTNERS

1 - Queensland Government
Brisbane Powerhouse
University of Queensland (UQ)
Festival Donors

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Major Festivals Initiative + Australian Government + Creative Australia

#Artists

Force Majeure

Force Majeure

Force Majeure is a national devising company that makes visceral interdisciplinary movement-based performance.

ILBIJERRI Theatre

ILBIJERRI Theatre

ILBIJERRI Theatre Company is Australia’s longest-running First Peoples’ theatre company, over 30 years strong. They create, present and tour challenging and provocative theatrical works that share the experiences of First People in Australia today.

How to get there

Underground Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse ›
119 Lamington St,
New Farm QLD 4005

Getting there

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