Le Dernier Appel (The Last Cry)

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Le Dernier Appel (The Last Cry) Carriageworks 2018 photo supplied
Photograph: Arnaud Elissalde

This new contemporary dance work from a leading Indigenous company poses questions about decolonisation

First Nation, immigrant and settler descent dancers from Australia and New Caledonia come together in a new work by Indigenous dance company Marrugeku that explores the impact and aftermath of decolonisation across the Asia Pacific.

Designed to coincide with New Caledonia’s referendum for independence from France in November, it asks what should remain and what should be discarded when countries unshackle themselves from their colonial pasts. Directed by Burkina Faso-born dancer and choreographer and Marrugeku associate artist Serge Aimè Coulibaly, it will tour to New Caledonia after its season at Carriageworks.

By: Polly Simons

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