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Created by Ghenoa Gela and produced by Force Majeure in association with ILBIJERRI Theatre Company
Award-winning Torres Strait Island choreographer and performer Ghenoa Gela collaborates with Sydney’s renowned dance theatre company Force Majeure and ILBIJERRI Theatre Company, to develop this dance-theatre work, now in its third year of development, focusing on the impact of climate change on Torres Strait culture.
The work asks: Is culture inextricably linked to place? And what does it mean if the islands sink? What will the legacy and consequences of this issue be for future generations of islanders?
This new show features an extraordinary all- female cast of Torres Strait women, GURR ERA OP focuses on language and will be bilingual in Creole and English.
Directed by Ghenoa Gela and supported by ILBIJERRI's Creative Associate Amy Sole.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
Director Ghenoa Gela
Associate Director Amy Sole
Dramaturg Danielle Micich
Set Designer Katy Moir
Costume Designer Lisa Fa’alafi
Lighting Designer Kelsey lee
Composer Ania Reynolds
Producer Force Majeure
Photo by Ashley de Prazer