NORPA presents the premiere of their new production

about the show

A pinhole of light emerges from the darkness. A mother calls her broken son home on the waves. Something is coming. The spirits lament. We speak our eulogies and bite our tongues against the insatiable rage.

We are still here. We remember those whose shoulders we have stood upon.

Regeneration begins; held in the mouth of our stories.

Djurra is NORPA’s breathtaking new dance theatre work inspired by a Bundjalung creation story. Woven from the story veins of a timeless culture, and contemporary experience, Djurra is told through a series of interwoven vignettes. Using strong physicality, powerful First Nation monologues and striking imagery, Djurra is an unforgettable experience that will resonate with audiences long after they leave the theatre.

creative team and cast

Performers/ Devisors
Joel Bray
Sarah Bolt
Damion Hunter
James Slee

Director/ Devisor — Kirk Page
Cultural Consultants — Roy Gordon & Rhoda Roberts
Producer – Jo Porter
Dramaturg — Julian Louis
Script Consultant — Janis Balodis
Choreographer — Jade Dewi Tyas Tunggal
Composer — Ben Walsh
Set & Costumes Designers — Charlotte Haywood & Edward Horne
Contributing artists — Mitchell King & Blake Rhodes
Video Artist — Rohan Langford
Lighting Designer — Karl Johnson
Stage Manager — Peter Sutherland
Rigger — Tully Ward
Assistant to the production — Ajita Cannings
Drone footage — Aerial Punkin


bar and diner

The Bank Cafe Diner will be open from 6pm. They will be offering main meals, share plates and desserts. (There will always be vegetarian and gluten free options available). The seasonal menu will be confirmed one week before the performance date.

Lismore City Hall has indoor and outdoor dining options.

Our licensed bar will be open from 6pm, and also during and after the show. Drinks purchased from the bar are permitted inside the theatre. Sorry, no BYO.

Patron advice

Recommended 12 years+
Duration is 60 minutes (no interval).


Non Subscribers
Adult $51
Senior/Concession/Groups 4+ $41
Under 25 $25

Adult $41
Senior/Concession/Groups 4+ $37
Under 25 $20

Allocated seating (numbered tickets).
Please note there is a $3.30 booking fee per transaction (not per ticket) for all ticket purchases.

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Community Partners

Our Community Partners on Djurra are:
Gulingah Local Aboriginal Land Council
Bundjalung Elders Council
The Northern Rivers Conservatorium

Djurra is inspired by a Bundjalung creation story that has its origins in NORPA’s Three Brothers project.