Posted by: Richard | March 23, 2013

Four Elements Festival

14 – 24 March The Four Elements Festival saw more than 30 visitors from around Australia and the world at Mirramu for 11 days of dance and movement workshops.

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Guest tutors Kyoko Sato from Japan and Jyh Shyong Wong from Malaysia led workshops in Mobius Kiryuho and contemporary dance respectively. Local teacher Melissa Pollard presented some Dru Yoga classes. Visual artists Ian Robertson and Kerry McInnis spent some time working on and around the lake on new works and a dance in schools program engaged students from Bungendore and Tarago Public Schools in learning and creating dance works with Janine Proost.

The festival culminated in a concert at the Bungendore School hall with guest performers including The Blamey Street Band, Three’s a Crowd, cabaret artiste Anya Anastasia, A Chorus of Women, Salsabor, the Canberra Mandolin Orchestra, MAD Theater from Taiwan and Maypole dancing.

Four Elements banner

The Four Elements Festival is proudly supported by the ACT Government  Community Centenary Initiatives Fund and by the Country Arts Support Program of Regional Arts NSW, funded by the NSW Government through Arts NSW.  Infigen Energy is a proud sponsor of the Four Elements Festival’s Dance in Schools program.  Local Onga Pump Shop, Bungendore Rural Services is delighted to support The Four Elements Festival.  Mirramu Creative Arts Centre and Mirramu Dance Company are grateful for the ongoing support of  Zane Hills Wines and Create + Print


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