Presented by Wulgurukaba Walkabouts, Dancenorth Australia and North Australian Festival of Arts
Bambarra-ma Dariburu (It’s good to make good) is a powerful collision and coming together of Gurambilbarra’s Wulgurukaba Walkabouts and Dancenorth in a celebration of resonance, spirit, and energy.
Audiences will experience a mesmerising spectacle of movement, sound, and storytelling celebrating the rich cultural heritage of the Wulgurukaba people and highlighting the power of collaboration and togetherness as we embrace a shared future.
An evening in three parts, Bambarra-ma Dariburu (It’s good to make good) is a spectacle of arts and culture not to be missed.
Beginning with a world premiere performance by Wulgurukaba Walkabouts featuring a mesmerising nable (welcome) and bunu (smoking) ceremony. Bringing their trademark positive energy to the stage Wulgurukaba Walkabouts deeply understand their role as cultural ambassadors and the need to give back as part of their obligation to Country. Dancenorth then takes to the stage with an amplified performance of NOISE. This dynamic community driven tour-de-force features Dancenorth’s award-winning Ensemble alongside 100 local volunteer drummers who thump out a scintillating live score. The third and final moment will feature Wulgurukaba Walkabouts, Dancenorth and Meanjin (Brisbane) based Hip Hop Artist Lil Mase, who is widely celebrated for his infectious and uplifting beats. Lil Mase will transform the stage, the Jezzine Barracks, into a mega dancefloor for all to enjoy.
Bambarra-ma Dariburu (It’s good to make good) is resonance, spirit and energy in action.
Bambarra-ma Dariburu (It’s good to make good) has been commissioned by the North Australian Festival of Arts.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Festivals Australia program.
Wulgurukaba Walkabouts is assisted by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland's Queensland Arts Showcase Program.
Dancenorth Australia is assisted by both the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts and its arts funding and advisory body, and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
Dancenorth Australia is supported by Townsville City Council through their Strategic Partnerships Program.
This project was made possible by the Australian Government's Regional Arts Fund, which supports the arts in regional and remote Australia.