We are going ahead with the Summer Solstice celebration and performance today. However due to the heat, the smoke and unpredictability of the terrible weather and fire conditions, we are scaling down the event.
We have also made arrangements to hold it indoors if necessary. Please make your own decision about attending or not. Of course, we would love to see you but we also totally understand if you decide not to come, especially when you have to make such a long journey in the heat.
We are hoping to film the performance in situ on Sunday, weather permitting. Let me know if you would like to attend this. And/or we may try to schedule the performance again in 2020. We will let you know if we do this and post advice to this website and Facebook.
Christmas and New Year greetings from Mirramu to all.
Elizabeth invites friends, dance family and followers of Mirramu to celebrate with her at the traditional Summer Solstice party. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate your attendance to this private function.
Mirramu Creative Arts Centre 849 Lake Road Bungendore Saturday 21 December 2019 from 5pm
A performance of SO – in Search of Sophia (in Greek mythology the goddess of Wisdom and Intelligence) by Elizabeth Cameron Dalman and Vivienne Rogis with associate Mirramu dancers and musicians will be held in the amphitheatre.
Please bring your own picnic dinner, a rug and/or chair and enjoy the beauty of Weereewa as the sun sets.There will of course be the usual circle dancing in which everyone is invited to participate.
Best Production, West Australian Dance Awards 2019.
Created by Serena Chalker and Quindell Orton of Anything is Valid Dance Theatre (AIVDT), Dust on the Shortbread is a work brought alive by two of Australia’s most vital, articulate and embodied performers, George Shevtsov and Dr Elizabeth Cameron Dalman OAM. With meticulously detailed and beautifully understated direction by Chalker and Orton, their performances were equally robust and vulnerable, subtle and unbridled. . . .
Images Barbie Robinson, Writing with Light except 30th aerial shot by Sigo Tseng
With picture perfect weather Mirramu was able to celebrate its birthday party in style. From the planting of 30 trees to performances in the open air, the event was strongly focussed on the environment and our responsibility to care for it. Continue reading →
Elizabeth is celebrating 30 years at Mirramu with a party for friends and associates over the weekend of 26 to 28 April 2019.
The weekend’s festivities will include a welcome to Country by Ngambri Elder Shane Mortimer and a tree planting ceremony – 30 trees, one for each year at Mirramu. In the birthday activities Elizabeth will focus on the beautiful environment and its worldwide fragility and on the many artistic and wholistic responses to Lake Weereewa that her time there has brought.
If you are interested in sharing this joyous occasion at any time over the weekend and have an association with Mirramu please contact Elizabeth by email at email@example.com
Elizabeth’s most recent performances with Teac Damsa were part of the Perth Arts Festival. The now usual full houses and standing ovations were testament to the power and emotional impact of this innovative contemporary dance theatre work. It received critical acclaim.
For Elizabeth working with this company has been inspiring and fulfilling on so many different levels. The performances are always fresh for the artists; each night is like an opening night and at the same time the work deepens for every performer. It has been a highly significant part of Elizabeth’s career and development as an artist.
This speaks of the importance of taking up every opportunity offered to us at all stages in our lives and is a reminder to never stop learning.
More performances of Loch Na hEala, are scheduled for later in 2019.
You are invited to a showing of studies for CRONE a new dance-theatre solo being developed by Elizabeth Cameron Dalman and directed by Kenneth Spiteri
The aged woman is rarely represented in our contemporary narratives, particularly on stage, and when she is, we often see her portrayed as fragile and disempowered. There is great value in challenging this perception
CRONE re-instates the significance of this archetype and the importance of what She represents.
Tuesday 12 March 2019 at 6pm
849 Lake Road Bungendore NSW
Andreas Dalman and Elizabeth Cameron Dalman OAM invite you to the Adelaide launch of
out of silence
Marcel Marceau by Jan Dalman
Book Launch and conversation Gallery 1, the Quartet Bar Adelaide Festival Centre Thursday 10 January 2019 at 5.30pm Drinks will be served on arrival Sales and signings at the conclusion of the event
published by Dalman Productions proudly printed in Australia by CanPrint Communications
In the final years of his life, Jan Dalman carefully selected what he felt were the most potent, evocative and expressive photographs he’d taken of Marceau from the wings during performances in Australia. His great wish was to have a book published to honour his friend Marcel, who had passed away before him in 2007.
out of silence – Marcel Marceau by Jan Dalman is the realisation of this dream.
It was wonderful to see the fruits of our 2017 film shooting on Weereewa Lake George and in the forest behind Mirramu presented in the gallery in Taipei. There were two films – one by Australian film maker Sue Healey and one by Hsiao-Yin (Grace) Peng. It is exciting that so many people have seen this exhibition, taking the capital region to the world. Showings of Grace’s film will be scheduled in other Asian cities in 2018-2019. We’ll keep you posted for a Canberra screening.
Mirramu gratefully acknowledges funding support from the ACT Government for Stage One of this project.
With a string of sell out, critically acclaimed performances worldwide, Loch na hEala returned to Dublin where Elizabeth joined them for the six shows. There were standing ovations and full houses throughout.
It is always special to perform this work in Ireland where so much of the subtlety in it is rooted. Audiences immediately respond to the Irish nuances and the mystique of the folk lore.
Mirramu Creative Arts Centre partnered with Critical Path to host two creative choreographic workshops in October and November.
The first afforded the opportunity for Indigenous choreographers Carly Sheppard, Eric Avery, Katie Lesley, Joel Bray, Taree Sansbury and Jessica Corse (assistant producer) to spend a week exploring their own practice – without the restraint of having to produce a performance work. This was a time of meditative self-discovery and the artists spent time writing and contemplating about their practice and goals.
The second involved the visit of Taiwanese choreographer, dancer and new media artist Su WenChi with Adelina Larsson, Swedish/Australian choreographer, performer, educator, curator and producer and the founder and artistic director of Strange Attractor. This was a time for the artists to be immersed in nature and to reflect upon their performance practice.
Sharings were held on 3 October and 6 November 2018 respectively with guests including representatives of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Organisation, a Board member of bighART. dancers and local arts practitioners, media and advocates.
Mirramu thanks elder Shane Mortimer for welcoming both groups of artists to country and spending time talking about the Weereewa and surrounding land and heritage.
Funding support is gratefully acknowledged for these residencies from the Australia Council for the Arts, Create NSW, Blakdance, Creative Victoria, Performing Lines, Performance Space and the Taiwanese government through its arts foundation.
Elizabeth has been involved with the Tsai Jui Yueh Foundation for more than 10 years. This year she was commissioned to make a work on the theme of the global refugee crisis for their 13th festival. Flight for Life – Destroyed was the result, a work dedicated to the refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island and around the world.
There were ten dancers from the Grace Shiau Dance Theatre in this production along with Australian performers Vivienne Rogis and Kenneth Spiteri from Mirramu Dance Company.
Five performances were presented in the TJY International Dance Festival with audiences visibly moved by the issues raised and the work itself. Sensitive and strong performances by all of the dancers created a memorable and significant dance theatre work.