In Djabugay language (language of the Tjapukai, or Djabugay, people), ‘mundu’ stands for spirit, feelings, intuition and desire. Its meaning is the inspiration that underpins our dance theatre production depicted through a compilation of traditional and contemporary dance and music. A journey that takes us through loss, separation and heritage – with a strength that holds onto the past while embracing the new.
It encompasses the internal and external struggles of two cultures coming to terms with enormous change and displacement from their origins. The young Indigenous boy torn from his home, taken from those he loves, who nurtured and supported him and taught him the ways of his people to a place so very strange to him, with a completely different set of values and beliefs. A young European girl removed from her roots and transplanted into a strange and foreign land devoid of all the comforts and familiarity of home by well meaning parents looking for a better life.
There is of course so much more – however, we will need your support. If you are interested in being part of this, please click here, fill in your details and leave a short comment – we are looking forward to getting to know you and working with you.
There is an urgency to tell this story, no more time to waste.
‘Change starts when someone sees the next step’. (William Drayton, American Politician, 1776 – 1846)
Enjoy and listen to the taster of the music for ‘mundu’ (click here)