A Touch of Grace Tour – NW Victoria

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In July 2017 Phunktional toured Demi Sorono’s powerful one-woman show, A Touch of Grace: Shadow Warrior, to Mildura (21st – 22nd July) and Robinvale (25th – 26th July), as part of The Second Story Project.

The show, A Touch of Grace, was the central element of four fantastic nights of entertainment that celebrated local women, and featured performances by local emerging artists from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Each community event featured:

  • Everyday Heroes Exhibitions (1 in Mildura and 1 in Robinvale)
  • Welcome to Country
  • Short performances by local emerging artists
  • The title show: A Touch of Grace: Shadow Warrior
  • Q&A session, with representatives from headspace and MSAU-MDVS Mildura and Robinvale

Local Support

This tour would not have been possible without the invaluable support of the local community, and local organisations, including:

  • ABC Radio
  • First People’s Training Institute
  • Headspace
  • Mallee Sexual Assault Unit and Domestic Violence Services
  • Mildura Arts Centre
  • Mildura Ballet Guild
  • Mildura Rural City Council
  • Mallee District Aboriginal Services
  • Murray Vale Aboriginal Corporation
  • Neighbourhood House
  • Robinvale College
  • Robinvale District Health Service
  • Sunraysia Daily
  • Sunraysia Mallee Ethnic Communities Council
  • Swan Hill Rural City Council

Local Performing Artists

A big thank you to the many, exceptionally talented local artists that were involved:

  • Maraura Nuungu Puukilarna Maarni (Woman, Dance, Sing) (Mildura)
  • Mildura Ballet Guild
  • Tongan Youth Choir, Nekoti Akoako (Mildura)
  • Tune Boyz – Burundian R&B duo (Mildura)
  • Fijian dance group (Robinvale)
  • Solo performance by Phil Egan, local indigenous artist (Robinvale)


With recommendations from our local Reference Group, Flyers for the tour were translated into 9 different languages. In total, 11 flyers were created for these events with the help of Adriana Bernal (our graphic designer), local translators and a translation service.

Translated languages in Mildura:

  • Dari
  • English
  • Hazaragi
  • Kirundi
  • Turkish
  • Vietnamese

Translated languages in Robinvale:

  • English
  • Fijian
  • Khmer
  • Tongan
  • Vietnamese

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