Emeret Lu (very old things) explores the passion and energy of the traditional people of the Torres Strait Islands.
"Murray Island is a lush, densely vegetated land edged with black sanded beaches – an island that abounds with enchanting ancient myths and legends. Set prominently in the flat face of the island is a mouth-like cave that from a distance vaguely resembles a magical Dugong... The sacred material objects I’ve selected show how Torres Strait Islanders identify themselves through a unique language of song and dance. My inspiration comes from how these material objects were used in ritual and in every day life." - Elma Kris
This production features the First Nations language Meriam Mir (Eastern Torres Strait Islands).
Sections of Emeret Lu
Babaneb - Keriba ged nor
Acknowledgement - Rain Dance/ Goli Goli Goli Kub
Ki O Sa Mari - Traditional Spirit Dance
Deumer Lub Tipe tipe e - Charm Traditional
Keriba Kolap Segur - Sit Down Dance
Babaneb - Dowar ipe Ikide adari ah
Eswau - Esso
Duration: 45 minutes
Emeret Lu premiered in 2007 as a part of the double bill True Stories which included Emeret Lu and X300.