5.30pm Wednesday 15 September
Fitzroy Crossing Tourist Information Centre Lawns
Free entry, free sizzle
Stephen Pigram, Esfandiar Shahmir, Tristen Parr and Tos Mahoney with dancers Dalisa Pigram and Tara Gower.
A music and dance celebration of country, reaching across cultures, time and place
Tura presents the Sonus3 with a program that speaks directly to the places and communities of the Kimberley.
The Sonus3 features Kimberley singer-songwriter Stephen Pigram with a cross-cultural ensemble of instrumentalists, Iranian percussionist Esfandiar Shahmir, cellist Tristen Parr and flautist Tos Mahoney. For the first time Sonus3 celebrates the collaboration between Tura and Marrugeku, an intercultural dance company based in Broome and Sydney. Marrugeku co-Artistic Director Dalisa Pigram and dancer Tara Gower will feature across Sonus3. Tura and Marrugeku artists have been collaborating over the past two years and this will be the first public showing of the outcomes of that work. All touring artists are renowned in their own right and now come together for the first time to present a wealth of original, new music and dance as well as captivating collaborations with local artists.
Sonus3 is a meeting of cultural forces, ancient and contemporary, through song, music and dance reflecting the breadth of Australia. New works a feature in a program reflecting the Kimberley communities and landscape travelled through. Tura presents this cross-cultural journey weaving a rich tapestry of uniquely Australian music and dance.