2017 – a whirlwind of activity

2017 was a busy year at Mirramu and elsewhere.

Perth WA -February, working on the second stage of Dust on the Shortbread.

Mirramu Creative Arts Centre Bungendore NSW– March, working with Sue Healey from Sydney and Dancecology from Taiwan on Lineage/Contours, a dance film project supported by artsACT. Also performing and presenting at Liz Lea’s BOLD festival, March, in a variety of Canberra venues including Belconnen Arts Centre, National Portrait Gallery and National Gallery of Australia as well as QL2 at Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres (Gorman House).

Contours filming session, March 2017

Contours filming session on Weereewa. Photograph: Barbie Robinson

 Loch na hEala in 2017 continued its success and a demanding world touring schedule

  • Brighton Festival, UK, May
  • Clomel, Ireland, July
  • Stuttgart, Germany, July – Colours Festival
  • Sydney Opera House, NSW Australia, September
  • Moscow, Russia, November – Theatre of the Nations
  • Sadlers Wells, December, London return performance
Stuttgart performance July 2017

Stuttgart performance. Photo courtesy Michael Keegan-Dolan

At Mirramu Creative Arts Centre – in association with Force Majeur and Griffith Regional Gallery/Theatre – a five-day dance workshop for young Aboriginal women from Griffith.

Adelaide, South Australia, September – the launch of the Australian Dance Theatre book, FIFTY and a celebration of the 30th anniversary of Dance Excentrix/Arts Excentrix. Book launch photographs: Barbie Robinson

 

Critical Path Residencies – supported by funding from Regional Arts NSW, in partnership with Critical Path Sydney, Mirramu welcomed choreographer/dancers Katina Olsen in September and I Chin Lin (Taiwan) and Lisa Maris McDonell (NSW) in November.

 

Taiwan – Elizabeth was joined by Mirramu Dance Company co-founder, Vivienne Rogis, for the Tsai Jui Yueh Festival in Taipei in November. They performed a duet entitled Spiral Passage.

Tsai Jui Yueh Festival 2017

Photo supplied by Elizabeth Cameron Dalman