Noon – 1pm, Saturday 30 October 2021
A Gunning Arts Festival event
Join Elizabeth Cameron Dalman OAM, dubbed the Mother of Contemporary Dance in Australia, for this recording of her virtual lunchime presentation about her work creating dance in Nature as part of the online 2021 Gunning Arts Festival.
Elizabeth was the founder of Australian Dance Theatre in Adelaide in 1965 and its director for 10 years before moving to Italy where she lived and worked in the tiny hilltop village of Airole for 11 years before returning to Australia.
She bought a property on the shores of Lake George/Weereewa just over thirty years ago and created Mirramu Creative Arts Centre and Mirramu Dance Company. Since then, her work making site specific work in Nature has flourished and a string of productions has been made and shown both in the open air and in theatres in Australia and internationally.
Now in her eighties, Elizabeth is still dancing, choreographing, teaching and mentoring, as well as taking care of the 100 acre bush property set beside the ancient and sacred lake, which has been the inspiration for so many of her dance theatre works.
The Gunning Arts Festival is supported by the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal via its Tackling Tough Times Together program and is proudly sponsored by Bailey’s Garage, BJCE Australia, Upper Lachlan Foundation, and the Upper Lachlan Shire Council.