Dance in nature – virtual lunch with Elizabeth Cameron Dalman

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.

Mirramu 30

30 year invite graphic smallElizabeth is celebrating 30 years at Mirramu with a party for friends and associates over the weekend of 26 to 28 April 2019.

The weekend’s festivities will include a welcome to Country by Ngambri Elder Shane Mortimer and a tree planting ceremony – 30 trees, one for each year at Mirramu. In the birthday activities Elizabeth will focus on the beautiful environment and its worldwide fragility and on the many artistic and wholistic responses to Lake Weereewa that her time there has brought. 

If you are interested in sharing this joyous occasion at any time over the weekend and have an association with Mirramu please contact Elizabeth by email at

Adelaide exhibition and book launch – out of silence: Marcel Marceau by Jan Dalman


Andreas Dalman and Elizabeth Cameron Dalman OAM invite you to the Adelaide launch of

out of silence

Marcel Marceau by Jan Dalman

Book Launch and conversation
Gallery 1, the Quartet Bar
Adelaide Festival Centre
Thursday 10 January 2019 at 5.30pm
Drinks will be served on arrival
Sales and signings at the conclusion of the event

published by Dalman Productions
proudly printed in Australia by CanPrint Communications
ISBN-13: 978-0-6482570-0-4.

In the final years of his life, Jan Dalman carefully selected what he felt were the most potent, evocative and expressive photographs he’d taken of Marceau from the wings during performances in Australia. His great wish was to have a book published to honour his friend Marcel, who had passed away before him in 2007.

out of silence – Marcel Marceau by Jan Dalman is the realisation of this dream.

the photographic exhibition runs from 11 January – 24 February 2019.

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Dalman Productions gratefully acknowledges the support of the Adelaide Festival Centre and the ACT Government through Canberra Museum and Gallery