Indigenous production company Marrugeku celebrated 25 years of ground-breaking performance last month, with the launch of a new book outlining its rich legacy and emerging dreams for the future. The book, Marrugeku: Telling That Story, traced the journey of the company from the small Kunwinjku community of Kunbarlanja in West Arnhem Land, to their current homes on Yawuru Country in Broome and Gadigal Land in Sydney. The publication brought Marrugeku’s practice into dialogue for the first time, exploring productions which ranged from large-scale outdoor explorations of Kunwinjku spirit worlds to trans-disciplinary expressions of global ecological collapse and intimate dance solos on the theme of decolonisation. The pages featured the voices of June Oscar, Djon Mundine, Vicki van Hout, Alison Croggan, Omid Tofighian and many others, through essays and interviews presented alongside script excerpts, documentation and more than 140 photographs representing Marrugeku’s rich legacy. The online book launch took place on September 29, featuring an address from Marrugeku’s patron Yawuru leader and Senator Patrick Dodson, as well as conversations with the editors Helen Gilbert, Dalisa Pigram and Rachel Swain. The live launch also included short video excerpts from Marrugeku productions, forming a digital photo album which reflected on 25 years of memories. Ms Pigram said she was honoured to share lessons learnt since joining Marrugeku aged 18. “There is a real family feeling among us, we have real connections and relationships, not just for each other, but for the work we produce,” she said. “My favourite thing was hearing from multiple voices of those who have shared the journey with us, and reflecting back and realising all the hard work has been done together.” Mr Dodson presented the book, intricately wrapped between two large pearl shells, to the online audience. “It is like a pearl, it is priceless, it is an account which will bring much joy,” he said.