Thinking in Movement led by Christopher Chu and Mei Li

  • 14 April 2024
  • 10am to 4pm
  • Cost $100 full $75 concession (health card holders, full time students, under 18 years (not Seniors Cards only)
  • Some experience in the Contact Improvisation practice is required.

Using the basic principles of Chi in a phenomenological approach (a form of qualitative research that focuses on the study of an individual’s experiences), this class will start with simple standing and walking.

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Celebrating 35 years of Mirramu Creative Arts Centre

Saturday 6 April 2024, 2pm to 6pm

Elizabeth Cameron Dalman dancing on the rim of the dam in 'SO, a Search for Sophia' at Mirramu
Andreas Dalman photographer

Friends of Mirramu are invited to a celebration of 35 years of Mirramu Creative Arts Centre.

Performances in the grounds and studio by:

  • Mirramu Dance Company
  • Dancecology
  • Ku and Dancers
  • Australian Dance Party
  • The GOLDs
  • Somebody’s Aunt
  • Liz Lea and The Chamaeleon Collective
  • Colin Offord and Yilan Yeh
  • Mohona
  • Shortis and Simpson
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90th Birthday Celebrations – Saturday 20 January 2024

Friends of Elizabeth gathered at Mirramu to celebrate her 90th birthday. Ngambri Elder Shane Mortimer, who traces his connection to country back through nine generations of Ngambri women, welcomed guests to country.

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2023 Summer Solstice celebrated at Mirramu

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Friends of Mirramu gathered on Thursday 21 December 2023 to celebrate the summer solstice. Peng Hsiao-yin (Grace) from Dancecology Taiwan is visiting Mirramu over Christmas and she was one of the performers to delight audience on the night. There were … Continue reading

Dance in Nature residency March 2023

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Photographs of the workshop and Elizabeth Cameron Dalman’s book preview at Gorman House on Friday 17 March 2023. Fundraising performance for BigHart at Terroux Peace Garden near Hall on 18 March 2023 Alison Plevey, Dance in Nature workshop 24 March … Continue reading

Sunset Soirées return to Terroux in 2023 – In the Embrace of the Brindabellas

  • Featuring Dancecology and Ku and Dancers from Taiwan
  • Saturday 18 March 2023, 4.30pm to 6.30pm

Join two internationally renowned contemporary dance companies from Taiwan, Dancecology  – dance in nature – and Ku and Dancers – improvisation  – as they take you meandering around some of Terroux’s ‘garden rooms’.

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Rare opportunity to learn from leading international dance artists

Mirramu is delighted to welcome Dancecology and Ku and Dancers for a two week professional dance in nature residency from 14 to 26 March 2023.

As well as working collaboratively on professional development, the dancers will present workshops in Canberra and at Mirramu for professional and community dancers, dance teachers and students

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Portrait of Elizabeth Cameron Dalman wins Darling Portrait Prize 2020

The Darling Portrait Prize is a new annual prize for painted portraits, joining the National Photographic Portrait Prize at Australia’s home of portraiture, the National Portrait Gallery.

Elizabeth by Anthea da Silva
Elizabeth by Anthea da Silva

The winner of the inaugural $75,000 prize for 2020 is Elizabeth by Anthea da Silva, for her painting of the ‘high priestess’ of Australian contemporary dance, Dr Elizabeth Cameron Dalman OAM.

While the Gallery is closed because of the COVID-19 emergency, details of the winning portrait can be viewed at https://www.portrait.gov.au/exhibitions/darling-portrait-prize-2020

Elizabeth Cameron-Dalman OAM, PhD has been described as the high priestess of Australian Dance – she established the Mirramu Creative Arts Centre near Bungendore 30 years ago, and 50 years ago she founded and was the first Artistic Director of the Australian Dance Theatre, and has been celebrating contemporary dance ever since. Elizabeth tours as an actor/dancer, most recently with Michael Keegan Dolan’s award-winning Swan Lake/Loch na hEala production in Ireland, Denmark, the UK, Germany, Australia, Russia and New York.  

I was very fortunate and honoured to catch up with Elizabeth at the 30th birthday of Mirramu and asked her to sit for this Portrait Prize.  In her humble, youthful, curious way she agreed. 

from Anthea da Silva’s website

Summer Solstice 21 Dec 2019 – Update

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.

Summer Solstice Party

Elizabeth invites friends, dance family and followers of Mirramu to celebrate with her at the traditional Summer Solstice party. Please email elizabeth.mirramu@gmail.com 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. 

Phone enquiries 0419 491 658 (Barbie)