Exciting Indigenous showcases set to light up Broome Civic Centre

Published on 15 April 2021


An action-packed calendar of 2021 events at the Broome Civic Centre will continue over the next few weeks, with two exciting Indigenous showcases to be held at the town’s entertainment hub.

The Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company will present Ice Land: A Hip h’Opera on April 24, before Broome’s own Marrugeku perform their new dance work, Jurrungu Ngan-ga, on April 30 and May 1.

The in-demand productions will offer mesmerising multimedia and powerful performances to the Broome audiences, with tickets now available to both shows.

Ice Land: A Hip h’Opera is an exciting new work that uses the language of hip hop to tackle the societal issue of methamphetamine abuse.

The Yirra Yaakin team boasts some of Western Australia’s best artists and multi-disciplinary performers, with the performance sure to be powerful, striking and thought-provoking.

Marrugeku have transformed from a local dance company into an international sensation over the last 27 years, with their much-anticipated new work set to debut in Broome.

Jurrunga Ngan-ga, which means ‘Straight Talk’, tears down walls and builds bridges in a frank conversation with the Australian psyche, with the multi-media production inspired by perspectives on incarceration.

Shire of Broome deputy president Desiree Male said the upcoming performances were an exciting proposition for local audiences.

“The Shire works tirelessly to attract engaging and entertaining performances and shows to Broome, with the next two events set to be really special,” she said.

“The Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company have an amazing reputation and track record, with the Ice Land: A Hip h’Opera show set to tackle a serious issue through art and music.

“The whole Broome community loves Marrugeku and is proud of the company’s success over almost three decades.

“To have their latest masterpiece premiere locally before being toured across Australia is a privilege.”

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.broomeciviccentre.com.au.