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.
Ngambri Elder Shane Mortimer welcomed visitors to country, thanked Elizabeth for all that she does and reminded us of the history of this place and our nation as a whole. The cross-cultural connections of Mirramu were clearly on show with weekend visitors from diverse backgrounds including the Dancecology team from Taiwan.
Mirramu Dance Company co-founder, now running Space In Motion (see http://spaceinmotion.com/), Vivienne Rogis travelled up from Melbourne with her family for the event. Music, dance, film, pictures, ideas, words and food were shared in a happy atmosphere with participants remembering the wonderful past and looking forward to all the possibilities of the future.
A team of people is needed to bring off such a celebration and Elizabeth was well supported by family and friends – everything from the digging of the tree holes and the upgrading of driveways (Greg), planting and grounds maintenance (hard yacca by Carl and others), catering (thanks to the wonderful Bernadette for healthful and delicious food), sound (thanks Andreas Dalman/diALMan), setting up and packing up (Leonie and Mila), communications and coffee brewing.
A toast to the next phase for Elizabeth and Mirramu!