Brolga is the journey of a young girl who enters a sacred ground that belongs to the brolgas. She plays, she mimics and she discovers the sensuality of the brolga. But she has to learn to respect the secret brolga knowledge. The traditional spirit guides and protects her on this journey and she emerges with the totem markings of the brolga, transformed.
Following this young girl, we explore relationships between humans and creatures, reflecting on the intrinsic spirituality of the natural world.
This production features the First Nations language Yolngu Matha (North East Arnhem Land).
Sections of Brolga (Gudurrku)
Traditional Brolga (Gudurrku)
Duration: 25 minutes
Brolga premiered in 2001 as part of the triple bill Corroboree, which included Brolga, Roo and Turtle.