1989 Grey Panthers

1989 Grey Panthers


    Brown's Mart Community Arts, Darwin City

    Throughout the year, 1989

    The Older Adults Dance Mob Group continued their weekly classes in 1989. For the May Day March, they performed as Mother Earth figures leading the various groups to the performance area.

    The women performed in the large-scale community dance event, Dancing Tapestries, and also participated in several one-off charitable performances at such places as Nungalinya College, Tracey Lodge Old People’s home, and the Salvation Army rest home. Working with Music Therapist, Renate Marek, the Older Adults created a Christmas show to perform at various seniors homes. The performance consisted of a modern Cha Cha, ‘Don’t Worry Be Happy’, a Christmas dance adapted from a Netherlands folk dance, a Macedonian wedding dance, an Islamic folk dance and various Christmas carols.

    Creative Team

    Program Leader: Sarah Calver
    Choreographers: Sarah Calver


    Barbara Fletcher, Jo Davis, Lila Prochazka, Willis Gerrig, Audrey Gorring, Glad Morris, Marie Porter, Joy Soullier, Elsie Thompson and Margaret Wight


    Dance Development Office: Sarah Calver

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

    l-r Audrey Gorring, Glad Morris. Dancing Tapestries
    l-r Audrey Gorring, Glad Morris. Dancing Tapestries
    l-r Elsie Thompson, Margaret Wight. Dancing Tapestries
    l-r Joy Soullier, ?. Dancing Tapestries
    l-r Marie Porter, Barbara Fletcher. Dancing Tapestries
    l-r Barbara Fletcher, Audrey Gorring, Marie Porter, Margaret Wight, Elsie Thompson, Glad Morris on floor l-r Lila Prochazka, Joy Soullier, Jo Davis. Older Adults Christmas Show
    circle start front centre. Sarah Calver (back to us, Marita Smith, Joy Soullier (hidden), Lila Prochazka, Jo Davis, Elsie Thompson, ?, Marie Porter, Barbara Fletcher, Audrey Gorring, Glad Morris. Older Adults Christmas Show

    Explore Further

    Older Adults Home Page

    Participation Projects


    “All Darwin joined in the tapestry of dance, a community dance event that brought together hoofers aged 4 – 77 in a wonderful weave of movement, sound, silks, and sticks for one night only.” June Kane Northern Territory News, September 25, 1989

    Tracks Dance Company Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.

    Tracks Inc is proudly sponsored by the Northern Territory Government.

    Copyright © 2012 - 2024 Tracks Inc.

    Warning: This website contains images and names of people who have passed away.