Friends’ Night with special dance performance by Canberra Dance Theatre
Dates & times
Fri 26 July 2019, 5.30 pm–7.30 pm
ANU Drill Hall Gallery
Image: REVEL, Canberra Dance Theatre performer in The DNA of Colour: Ildiko Kovacs at The Drill Hall Gallery.
Join us for an evening of dance and interpretation as Canberra Dance Theatre’s Contemporary Performance Group REVEL present their response to the performative paintings of Ildiko Kovacs in The DNA of Colour. Revel dance Group from the Canberra Dance Theatre present a special performance titled ‘ripple’, for members of the Drill Hall Gallery Friends Group. Ripple is a response flowing from the paintings in The DNA of Colour.
“The DNA code is a metaphor for the way these paintings unfold and move with colour, sparked by an excavation of inner feelings and intuition…Rippling is a term that scientists used to describe the movement of gravitational waves first discovered as ‘ripples in the fabric of space-time’ by Albert Einstein in 1905-08.” – Sioux Garside
REVEL was established in 2017 under the leadership of Jacqui Simmonds. There is a strong focus on working inclusively, collaboratively and with much merriment, as participants explore a range of starting points for movement generation and manipulation. Group members come from diverse backgrounds. Some have been dancing since childhood, others have discovered the pleasures and benefits of dance in later life. Most recently REVEL performed at Art Not Apart, exploring some of New Acton’s walls, stairs and walkways.
Since 1978 Canberra Dance Theatre has taught, shared, created and performed dance in Canberra. CDT’s origins lie with Graham Farquhar who formed the National University Dance Ensemble (NUDE) at the ANU in 1970. In 1978 a new organisation was created, Canberra Dance Ensemble, with Stephanie Burridge becoming the first Artistic Director. In 1989 the name was changed to Canberra Dance Theatre to better reflect the house theatrical style. CDT currently offers a range of dance classes and performance opportunities for ages 16+. CDT is the home of GOLD (dancers 55 years+) and the CDTeens (a group of young people with special needs).
We have a monthly nibbles potluck on Friends’ Night, bring a share plate if you can and come boast about your recipe!
Lucky door raffle supported by Clonakilla Wines.