Djuki Mala

Direct from North East Arnhem Land, Indigenous dance sensations and landmark dance/theatre company that took the world by storm present their internationally acclaimed smash hit production. Unique, infectious, high energy… like a confetti cannon point blank to the heart. Djuki Mala wow audiences with a spectacular fusion of traditional dance, pop-culture and storytelling that is a marvel of timing, comedy and clowning with a hefty dose of heart and soul!

Their appearances have electrified audiences at major festivals and events worldwide with multiple award nominations and wins alongside huge media interest. Djuki Mala’s performances offer a rare and insightful view into Indigenous Australia.

Read their latest review here. 

Winners – Best Dance Adelaide and Perth Fringe 2017
West Australian Arts Editors Award 2017
UniSA Award for Excellence in Aboriginal Creative Arts 2018

‘… an hour of infectious joy’ ★★★★★ BroadwayBaby

‘No better offering at this year’s Fringe’ ★★★★★ West Australian

‘Joy enhancing, inspiring, thrilling, intoxicating’ ★★★★★ Upside News

‘…playful, charming and informative, like a family-friendly diplomatic envoy, sharing hope and knowledge from North-East Arnhem Land.’ Sydney Morning Herald

Presented by HOTA and Bond Creatives

This event is part of our Indigenous Program, proudly presented by Bond University.

Acknowledgements

Tour supported by The Playing Queensland Fund and arTour, initiatives of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.

Pre-Show Entertainment

6.30pm – 7.10pm
Entry is with ticket to see Djuki Mala

The Mangrove Jack Band  formed after a jam night between local Fingal musicians, and in a few short years they have gone on to be the musical core of The Spirit of Churaki, the major local performance work during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

The songs from The Spirit of Churaki ride the perfect wave between rocking surf tunes, laid back oceanic beats, beautiful ballads and the ancient sounds of Aboriginal language honouring the rich lineage of saltwater people, a spirit of generosity and a deep connection to country and cultural obligation. Hear The Jacks as they’re affectionately known, perform these and other tunes that bridge across rock, roots, reggae and funk.

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