Thinking in Movement led by Christopher Chu and Mei Li

  • 14 April 2024
  • 10am to 4pm
  • Cost $100 full $75 concession (health card holders, full time students, under 18 years (not Seniors Cards only)
  • Some experience in the Contact Improvisation practice is required.

Using the basic principles of Chi in a phenomenological approach (a form of qualitative research that focuses on the study of an individual’s experiences), this class will start with simple standing and walking.

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Celebrating 35 years of Mirramu Creative Arts Centre

Saturday 6 April 2024, 2pm to 6pm

Elizabeth Cameron Dalman dancing on the rim of the dam in 'SO, a Search for Sophia' at Mirramu
Andreas Dalman photographer

Friends of Mirramu are invited to a celebration of 35 years of Mirramu Creative Arts Centre.

Performances in the grounds and studio by:

  • Mirramu Dance Company
  • Dancecology
  • Ku and Dancers
  • Australian Dance Party
  • The GOLDs
  • Somebody’s Aunt
  • Liz Lea and The Chamaeleon Collective
  • Colin Offord and Yilan Yeh
  • Mohona
  • Shortis and Simpson
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90th Birthday Celebrations – Saturday 20 January 2024

Friends of Elizabeth gathered at Mirramu to celebrate her 90th birthday. Ngambri Elder Shane Mortimer, who traces his connection to country back through nine generations of Ngambri women, welcomed guests to country.

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2023 Summer Solstice celebrated at Mirramu

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Friends of Mirramu gathered on Thursday 21 December 2023 to celebrate the summer solstice. Peng Hsiao-yin (Grace) from Dancecology Taiwan is visiting Mirramu over Christmas and she was one of the performers to delight audience on the night. There were … Continue reading

Dance in Nature residency March 2023

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Photographs of the workshop and Elizabeth Cameron Dalman’s book preview at Gorman House on Friday 17 March 2023. Fundraising performance for BigHart at Terroux Peace Garden near Hall on 18 March 2023 Alison Plevey, Dance in Nature workshop 24 March … Continue reading

Sunset Soirées return to Terroux in 2023 – In the Embrace of the Brindabellas

  • Featuring Dancecology and Ku and Dancers from Taiwan
  • Saturday 18 March 2023, 4.30pm to 6.30pm

Join two internationally renowned contemporary dance companies from Taiwan, Dancecology  – dance in nature – and Ku and Dancers – improvisation  – as they take you meandering around some of Terroux’s ‘garden rooms’.

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Rare opportunity to learn from leading international dance artists

Mirramu is delighted to welcome Dancecology and Ku and Dancers for a two week professional dance in nature residency from 14 to 26 March 2023.

As well as working collaboratively on professional development, the dancers will present workshops in Canberra and at Mirramu for professional and community dancers, dance teachers and students

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Summer Solstice 21 Dec 2019 – Update

We are going ahead with the Summer Solstice celebration and performance today. However due to the heat, the smoke and unpredictability of the terrible weather and fire conditions, we are scaling down the event.

We have also made arrangements to hold it indoors if necessary. Please make your own decision about attending or not. Of course, we would love to see you but we also totally understand if you decide not to come, especially when you have to make such a long journey in the heat.

We are hoping to film the performance in situ on Sunday, weather permitting. Let me know if you would like to attend this. And/or we may try to schedule the performance again in 2020. We will let you know if we do this and post advice to this website and Facebook.

Christmas and New Year greetings from Mirramu to all.

Book launch

tempestsOn 21 April Mirramu was host to the launch of Barbie Robinson’s poetry book: That looks on tempests – thoughts on the nature of love (published 2018, For Pity Sake Publishing Sydney).

A happy crowd assembled for drinks and chat in the grounds with wonderful catering by Bernadette Johnson.

The launch contained a number of performance elements including three beautiful dances by Mandy Tutalo and a rendition of one of Barbie’s poems by composer/musician Gabriela Cabral. It was a delightful event drawing on the magic of place and enabled by a team of wonderful helpers.

The book is available in Canberra at Harry Hartog’s Booksellers, Woden and online at http://forpitysake.com.au

Wellington Festival

Wellington Festival, New Zealand, 14 – 17 March


By contrast with Ireland, Wellington turned on uncharacteristically balmy weather, and festival audiences very much enjoyed the four performances and a meet-the-artists forum in the beautiful old St James Theatre.

After Wellington, the Teac Damsa company moved on with performances in Luxemburg, Seoul and soon in Cologne, Germany and Longford in Ireland. Elizabeth is taking a short break from touring to work on home based projects at Mirramu.