Dalisa Pigram's one-woman show blends performance art with aerial gymnastics, Malaysian martial arts and Indigenous dance
After a highly praised Melbourne season followed by a world tour, the one-woman Gudirr Gudirr arrives at Sydney Opera House this month. The solo creation from Dalisa Pigram, co-artistic director of acclaimed Indigenous dance company Marrukegu, the work fuses performance art, Indigenous dance, aerial gymnastics and Malaysian martial arts. Exploring Pigram’s identity as a woman of mixed Malaysian and Indigenous heritage, this performance examines the challenges faced by her remote Kimberley community in a fervent contemporary dance piece. The work is accompanied by a hard-hitting set and video design by visual artist Vernon Ah Kee.