Grey Panthers 1993

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Sarah Calver predominantly ran the Older Adults Group in 1993 with David McMicken assisting and choreographing. This year we introduced to the repertoire some dances from Medieval times, and created a dance 'Esther Who?' based on water aerobics that the ladies were doing. We also introduced some creative writing workshops to assist the women writing their own performance material.

The women performed at Mixtures at Mart, Open House where they performed 'Sister Act!' and 'Esther Who?', National Dance Week, Evergreens Easter Show, Senior Citizen’s Week and the University of the Third Age (U3A), Gathering Ground for the Darwin Fringe Festival, Batchelor College 40th Birthday, and Brown's Mart 21st Celebrations.

By the end of 1993, the Darwin Dance Mob Older Adults Group (50 years and over) was renamed The Grey Panthers.

Program Leaders

Sarah Calver and David McMicken
Guest Artist: Natalie Sprite (creative writing)

Particpants

Inger Andersson, Kath Baldwin, Ruth Blandy, Adie Bruce, Julie Dowson, Audrey Gorring, Glad Morris, Marie Porter, Lila Prochazka, Greta Quong, Marjorie Reynolds, Joy Soullier, Frida Staats, Hanna Stamm, Audrey Svara and Jean Young Smith

1993

Brown’s Mart Community Arts Dance Development Offices: Sarah Calver, David McMicken

[Under Brown's Mart Community Arts – Executive Officer Ken Conway]

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A dance group that explores the many faces of modern dance with people from all walks of life.

“Age is no barrier when it comes to enjoying dance.” Nicole Cridland, NT News

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