Event Doku Rai: You, Dead Man, I Don't Believe You
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Venue Performance Space, Fortitude Valley, QLD
Umbrella Event Brisbane Festival 2013
First Date 17 September 2013
Opening Date 17 September 2013
Last Date 21 September 2013
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description Get set for a red hot wild hog ride, in a music-charged mythical tale of two brothers locked in a violent rift. Created by artists from Australia and Timor-Leste, this world first collaboration is theatre in the raw; dark and hilarious with immersive visuals and powerful songs. Throwing convention and personal hygiene to the winds, in 2012 they headed up-river to work with a gang of brilliant Timorese musicians and artists. Created over two months in an abandoned colonial hotel on a remote island off the coast of Dili, they emerged from the wilds with the first ever professional theatre production created with our closest international neighbours.

Combining rarely seen traditional ritual with a metaphoric tale of colonialism, religion and violence, this is cross-cultural performance that crosses convention, representation, and occasional decency. An immersive video and spatial design, powerful performance and rocking music make this a red hot wild hog ride that you’ll want to grease up and strap yourself onto. Prepare to be blown away.
Description Source Programme
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Storytelling
Subjects Intercultural
Name Function Notes
Thomas Wright Designer
Thomas Wright Director
Govin Ruben Lighting Designer
Liam Barton Performer
Etson Da Costa Caminha Performer
Gareth Davies Performer
Melchior Dias Fernandes Performer
Osme Goncalves Performer
Thomas Henning Performer
Agivedo Laka Performer
Vaczadenjo Wharton Thomas Performer
Alex Ben-Mayor Producer
Emily O'Brien Production Manager
Erica McCalman Stage Manager
Elizabeth Adams Translator
Amiel Courtin-Wilson Video Artist
Text Nationality East Timor
Production Nationality Australia
East Timor
Further Information 'Doku Rai' was originally developed as 'Savages' supported by Brown's Mart Arts NT and the Australia Council Theatre Board. Performed in Tetum, English, Fataluku and Bahasa with English surtitles.
Data Source
Source Description
Programme Adelaide Festival Programme
Programme Doku Rai Programme distributed at performance
Event Identifier 107965