The Sonus3 Tour
9 – 23 September 2021
Stephen Pigram, Esfandiar Shahmir, Tristen Parr and Tos Mahoney & dancers Dalisa Pigram and Tara Gower– a celebration of music and dance through the Kimberley
Kununurra | Warmun | Halls Creek | Fitzroy Crossing | Broome | Kooljaman | One Arm Point | Djarindjin | Lombadina | Beagle Bay
Tura presents the 2021 instalment of the multi-award-winning Regional Touring Program, the Sonus3 Tour with a program that speaks directly to the places and communities of the Kimberley.
The Sonus3 Tour features Kimberley singer-songwriter Stephen Pigram with a cross-cultural ensemble of instrumentalists, Iranian percussionist Esfandiar Shahmir, cellist Tristen Parr and flautist Tos Mahoney. For the first time Sonus3 celebrates the collaboration between Tura and Marrugeku, an intercultural dance company based in Broome and Sydney. Marrugeku co-Artistic Director Dalisa Pigram and dancer Tara Gower will feature across Sonus3. Tura and Marrugeku artists have been collaborating over the past two years and this will be the first public showing of the outcomes of that work. All touring artists are renowned in their own right and now come together for the first time to present a wealth of original, new music and dance as well as captivating collaborations with local artists.
Sonus3 is a meeting of cultural forces, ancient and contemporary, through song, music and dance reflecting the breadth of Australia. New works feature in a program reflecting the Kimberley communities and landscape travelled through. Tura presents this cross-cultural journey weaving a rich tapestry of uniquely Australian music and dance.
Tura’s Regional Projects promote collaboration and direct involvement with the artists by participants and audiences. Through the outreach programs, the touring artists engage directly with individuals and groups in the communities, encouraging direct interaction and provides access, involvement, and active participation with music.
This Tour, as with all of Tura’s award-winning Regional Programs, has come about from 20 years of community engagement and deep relationship building.