Dance sensation Djuki Mala are back at the Sydney Opera House to celebrate their 10th anniversary. Following packed out shows, multiple awards, and international tours I went along with my plus one to see if they lived up to the hype.
Direct from Echo Island and brimming with Aboriginal culture Djuki Mala’s performance tells the story of the dance troup and their origins. The contemporary experience shows Djuki Mala’s evolution combining dance and multimedia. It is a fresh and completely original look at dance.
We arrived at Syndey Opera House’s Studio to a packed out audience of all ages. Having no idea what to expect, the dancers’ high energy and originality of the performance was plesantly suprising. This was like no other performance I had seen. It was not long until we started to see the dancer’s individual personalities shine through. Each dancer bought something unique to the uniform and beautiful choreography. It was immediately obvious how passionate and hardworking these dancers were. Their energy reverberated out into the audience who matched the dancers’, constantly clapping and laughing along.
The dedicated and talented performers of Djuki Mala provided an hour of high energy dance. The variety of dance styles, music, and attitude to the show made it stand out in its originality. Djuki Mala brings Aboriginal and contemporary culture together in exciting and unexpected ways and if you haven’t had an opportunity to see this energetic dance troupe live then this should be it.
Elli de Ryckman de Betz is an avid supporter of culture in all forms, and adores cultural dance interpretation – especially when she can watch it safely from the comfort of the audience.
Djuki Mala perform at Sydney Opera House June 13-18.Tickets are available through the Sydney Opera House’s website.