DEADLY FRINGE – LIYAN
By Sermsah Bin Saad (Nyikina)
What is your next destination and how are you going to get there? What will guide you? Will you follow the stars? A performance about the trials and tribulations of getting lost and finding yourself.
What is your next destination and how are you going to get there?
What will guide you?
This performance will explore the idea of following the stars – through the medium of dance, theatre, song and poetry – about the trials and tribulations of getting lost and finding yourself.
We as Aboriginal people have followed the stars for 100,000 of years but today most people rely on a GPS. We get lost when the system breaks down and as humans we forget to trust our own natural navigation instincts and knowledge from the system that has always been embedded in our bodies.
Where I’m from in the Kimberley, we call this LIYAN. It’s our spiritual connection to country and oneself, the ability to be in tune with the knowledge passed down from ancestral lineage and songlines. Liyan is also about your sense of belonging which is the calling that tells you when it’s the right time to do what is necessary in that moment in time.
A Deadly Fringe event supported by Melbourne Fringe and ILBIJERRI Theatre Company.
Warning: Contains strobe lighting, some nudity, strong coarse language, adult themes(violence, self harm or suicide, sexual assault or abuse, domestic violence, staged violence)