Posted by: Richard | June 30, 2015

The Magnificent Seven: Dancers gather for L

Mirramu Dance Company is delighted to welcome a new dancer to the fold, Hans David Ahwang. Hans is from the Torres Strait form the island of Moa.

He graduated last year from the National Aboriginal and Islander Skills Development Association and has performed with NASIDA and The Arpaka Dance Company from the Torres Strait Islands throughout the Pacific including The Woodford Folk Festival (2009), Australian Dance Awards (2013), The 11th Pacific Arts Festival – Solomon Island (2012), Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (2012 & 2014), WOMAdelaide Festival (2013), Indigenous Leadership Conference (2013) and the Inaugural Homeground Festival at Sydney Opera House directed by Rhonda Roberts.

Hans also has a modelling career. In 2014 he was the only Torres Strait male selected to model in the first Australian Indigenous Fashion Week in Sydney and he has recently returned from Fiji Fashion Week.

The company line-up for L is: Elizabeth Cameron Dalman, Vivienne Rogis (co-founder of Mirramu), long time Mirramu dancer Miranda Wheen, Janine Proost who has just appeared in Strange Attractor in Canberra, and returning dancers Amanda Tutalo (based in Queanbeyan and off stage for a little while having family) and Sydney based Mark Lavery, who was in the original cast of Sapling to Silver in 2011. It is wonderful to have everyone at Mirramu for an intensive two weeks of development work for L.

The show premieres at The Q, Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre with two performances – 10.30am and 7.30pm. Book at http://www.theq.net.au or phone 6285 6290.

L then travels to Adelaide for one night only at the Dunstan Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre. This production includes an opening performance of excerpts from Be Your Self by the current Australian Dance Theatre under the direction of Garry Stewart.

Book for L Adelaide at www.bass.net.au or phone 131 246.

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