Djuki Mala

Dance / Physical Theatre
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Best Dance Adelaide Fringe and 2015 FRINGE WORLD 2017. West Australian Arts Editors Award 2017.

Djuki Mala return to Adelaide on the back of their 2017 Summer Festival, Sydney Opera House and Edinburgh Fringe sell-out seasons! Unique, infectious, high-energy exuberant, fusing traditional Yolngu, pop culture, dance storytelling to create work that is a marvel of timing, comedy clowning, with a hefty dose of heart soul! If there is one show that is guaranteed to leave you feeling genuinely happy then this is it!

"No better offering at this year's Fringe" ★★★★★ West Australian.

"Joy enhancing, inspiring, enthralling, thrilling, intoxicating" ★★★★★ Upside News.

"Their sheer joy is as infectious as it is delightful" ★★★★ The Advertiser.

"Cheeky, fun, feel-good" ★★★★ Sydney Morning Herald.

Important information:
Age Suitability: G. This production contains smoke effects.

Presented by:
Bond Creatives

Djuki Mala achieved overnight success when Frank Djirrimbilpilwuy uploaded a video clip of the group dancing to “Zorba the Greek” on YouTube in October 2007. Within twelve weeks it had peaked at over 500,000 hits worldwide and to date it stands at over 2.5 million views. The dance was initially developed by Lionel Dulmanawuy, Frank’s youngest son. It was created as a thank you to a very special Greek lady named Liliane who was the main carer of his sister, Priscilla. The funny dancing and comedic element of their performance also has its origins in their community, explains Lionel. “It’s a tradition in a young boy’s initiation ceremony. You make up funny dances and do them at the ceremony to make it more of a fun day for the young boy. Zorba the Greek is an extension of that."

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The Garden of Unearthly Delights

The Garden of Unearthly Delights remains unrivalled as Australia’s most vibrant and dynamic festival precinct. Each year, The Gardeners, a partnership between Strut & Fret Production House and Buxton Walker, create a unique festival playground including multiple performance venues, bars, carnival rides, an array of world foods, market stalls and the most unexpected sideshow surprises. The Garden began with just one Spiegeltent in 2000. Over the past 17 years it’s evolved into the greatest arts event in town and the heart of Adelaide’s summer arts festival season. In 2017 The Garden’s 14.4 acre precinct included 13 temporary performance spaces, hosted over a 1000 performances and engaged over 750,000 visitors across 31 days. Our programming is award-winning and internationally recognised, receiving 17 weekly Fringe Awards and 6 overall Fringe Awards in 2017. The Garden and its exceptional program of arts and entertainment create an electrifying energy throughout Adelaide each summer.

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Rundle Park / Kadlitpina, Cnr East Tce & Rundle Rd, Adelaide, SA, 5000

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Family Friendly: YES

Other Warnings: Smoke Effects.

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