WINNER WEEKLY BANK SA ADELAIDE FRINGE AWARDS – UNISA AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN ABORIGINAL CREATIVE ARTS ★★★★★ ADELAIDE ADVERTISER
★★★★★ The five accomplished dancers of Djuki Mala fuse traditional Yolngu dance with contemporary pop culture to create an hilarious, charming and high-energy mix that surpasses all expectations – INDAILY
★★★★★ This show is an hour of pure unadulterated joy and energy, easily my pick of the Fringe 2018 - HIFI WAY THE POP CHRONICLES
★★★★ It’s not often a show begins with you in tears, wolf whistling midway and yodeling by the end. Djuki Mala’s talented dancers and storytellers leave your heart thumping, throat sore and practically vibrating with joy” - FRITZ MAG
A joyous celebration 75,000 years in the making!
Direct from Elcho Island in North East Arnhem Land, Indigenous dance sensations and hit of the 2017 Adelaide Fringe DJUKI MALA are back in Adelaide by popular demand and are already the talk of the town, touted as the “Must See Show” of the 2018 Adelaide Fringe!
Djuki Mala are guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a pep in your step as their enthusiasm, joy and explosive-energy wow audiences with a celebration of dance, storytelling and culture. Since their hugely successful 2017 Summer Festivals tour, Djuki Mala have presented sold out performances at the Sydney Opera House and at their premiere Edinburgh Festival Fringe season, which was an unprecedented success. More recently, Djuki Mala were the only Australian artists invited to perform at the prestigious closing ceremony of the China Australia Year of Tourism in Guangzhou, China.
Unique, infectious, high-energy and always exuberant, Djuki Mala present a stunning fusion of traditional Yolngu and contemporary pop culture, dance and storytelling with a hefty dose of heart and soul.
In 2007 teenager Lionel Dulmanawuy thanked his sister’s Greek carer by paying tribute to her heritage with a group performance of ‘Zorba The Greek’ on an Elcho Island basketball court. The video clip went viral, (it now has over 2.8 million views), they’ve thrilled audiences worldwide with reinterpretations of popular culture and traditional dances in juxtaposition with contemporary Yolngu culture.
The show is a retrospective and autobiographical work which relates the genesis of Djuki Mala, and is interspersed with multimedia and gives audiences the opportunity to experience some of the more intimate moments and turning points that have shaped the group. It is a marvel of timing, comedy and clowning and offers a rare and insightful view into Aboriginal Australia.
If there is one show this year that is guaranteed to leave you feeling genuinely happy then Djuki Mala is it!
ONE MORE WEEK OF SHOWS LEFT IN ADELAIDE TICKETS ON SALE NOW – DON’T MISS OUT!
WHEN: Sat & Sun 10th, 11th, 17th & 18th March @ 4PM
Fri 9th, Tues 13th – Sun 18th March @ 7PM
(No show Monday 12th March) Suitable for all ages.
DURATION: 60 minutes
TICKETS: Full Price: $50 + BF / Family: $160 + BF
BOOKINGS: Fringetix www.adelaidefringe.com.au Ph. 1300 621 255