Wednesday, 17 July 2019, 7:45pm - 8:15pm
Friday, 19 July 2019, 7:45pm - 8:15pm
Monday, 22 July 2019, 7:45pm - 8:15pm
Ghenoa Gela – little sister, daughter, granddaughter, comic, teacher, fighter, gold medallist, air guitarist, charmer, TV star, Torres Strait mainlander, walking political statement – has made a show.
This is your invitation into the complex political, social, colonial and cultural expectations she navigates every day. Ghenoa is a recipient of both the renowned Keir Choreographic Award and the Deadly Funny Melbourne International Comedy Festival Award. Laughter and deep reflection go hand in hand in this unique and intimate story told through movement and words. My Urrwai, supported by stellar team including director Rachael Maza and dramaturg Kate Champion, is a revealing reflection on and celebration of cultural and familial inheritance, and an unflinching comment on race relations in Australia.
“See. This. Show. The experience of My Urrwai feels like a belly laugh, a sharp intake of breath and a big warm hug. It is a beautifully crafted irreverent story of one woman’s journey to her homeland and an incredibly enlivening night at the theatre.” On The Town
“My Urrwai is an absorbing, swiftly-moving, well-judged performance piece that sparks with intelligence.” Timeout Sydney
“[Gela’s] mere presence warms the space as she navigates the negative of the blackfella experience with an accentuation of the positive that comes from a strong family base that has instilled love and a strong sense of self-respect… My Urrwai is exquisitely simple storytelling of immense meaning and purpose, engaging, entertaining and enlightening.” Sydney Arts Guide
“Gela is a dancer, but she is also a vivid storyteller with a forceful dramatic presence.” The Sydney Morning Herald
My Urrwai contains occasional coarse language and strobe lighting.
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My Urrwai is produced by Performing Lines, in association with ILBIJERRI Theatre, the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts its arts funding and advocacy body, and the New South Wales Government through Create NSW. Originally co-produced by Belvoir and Performing Lines in association with ILBIJERRI Theatre and Sydney Festival.
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My Urrwai Education Guide
An education guide for teachers and students is available for download here.My Urrwai Education Guide