1995 Grey Panthers

1995 Grey Panthers

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    Brown's Mart Community Arts, Darwin City

    Throughout the year

    We focused on the creation of a new full-length work called Healthy Wealthy and Wise in 1995. The Grey Panthers were fully committed to all aspects of the creation of this work. Their enthusiasm, energy, and obvious pleasure stemmed from the material being directly related to them and created in the most part by and with them. These ladies are role models for other arts workers, showing what can result from dedication.

    The work reflected the honesty these women brought to the studio when discussing their health issues, bringing a commonality to the group as they were able to assist each other through issues. As Greta Quong, a performer, stated: “It is the fun we achieve that keeps us young.”

    Creative Team

    Program Leaders: Sarah Calver, with David McMicken
    Guest Tutors: Joanna Barrkman (banner design), Anja Tait (music) and Tim Newth (visuals)
    Choreographers: Sarah Calver, David McMicken

    Participants

    Inger Andersson, Kath Baldwin, Kay Brown, Adie Bruce, Audrey Gorring, Von Hill, Glad Morris, Greta Quong, Hanna Stamm, Audrey Svara, and Joyce Tickell

    Tracks Dance Collective 1995

    Co-Artistic Directors: Sarah Calver, David McMicken, Tim Newth

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

    Gardening Hats and pot plants. Healthy Wealthy and Wise - Photographer Yoris Wilson
    l-r Kath Baldwin, Glad Morris, Inger Andersson, Greta Quong, Von Hill, Joyce Tickell, Adie Bruce, Kay Brown, Audrey Gorring, Audrey Svara, Hanna Stamm. Healthy Wealthy and Wise - Photographer Yoris Wilson
    (floor) Kay Brown, (behind) Audrey Gorring, (background l-r) Adie Bruce, Inger Andersson, Glad Morris. Healthy Wealthy and Wise - Photographer Yoris Wilson
    Joyce Tickell, Audrey Svara, Hanna Stamm, Greta Quong, Glad Morris, Audrey Gorring, Adie Bruce, Kay Brown, Kath Baldwin, Von Hill, Inger Andersson. Healthy Wealthy and Wise - Photographer Yoris Wilson
    l-r Greta Quong, Adie Bruce. Healthy Wealthy and Wise - Photographer Yoris Wilson
    l-r Audrey Svara, Inger Andersson, Kath Baldwin, Glad Morris, Von Hill. Healthy Wealthy and Wise - Photographer Yoris Wilson
    l-r Audrey Gorring, Glad Morris (sitting), Greta Quong, Adie Bruce, Kay Brown, Inger Andersson (Sitting), Hanna Stamm, Joyce Tickell, Von Hill (sitting with back), Audrey Svara, Kath Baldwin. Healthy Wealthy and Wise - Photographer Yoris Wilson
    l-r Kay Brown, Adie Bruce. Healthy Wealthy and Wise - Photographer Yoris Wilson
    Kay Brown (behind), Adie Bruce. Healthy Wealthy and Wise - Photographer Yoris Wilson
    front l-r David McMicken, Joyce Tickell back l-r Greta Quong, Kath Baldwin. Healthy Wealthy and Wise - Photographer Yoris Wilson
    Audrey Gorring sitting in background, Trix Mallooley?. Healthy Wealthy and Wise - Photographer Yoris Wilson
    lying on floor l-r Kay Brown, Audrey Gorring back l-r Greta Quong, Adie Bruce, Joyce Tickell, Glad Morris, Inger Andersson, Kath Baldwin. Healthy Wealthy and Wise - Photographer Yoris Wilson
    front, Audrey Gorring back l-r Von Hill, Greta Quong, Kath Baldwin, Glad Morris, Kay Brown. Healthy Wealthy and Wise - Photographer Yoris Wilson
    l-r Kath Baldwin, Inger Andersson, Hanna Stamm, Audrey Svara Audrey Gorring (back). Healthy Wealthy and Wise

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    Responses

    “Outrageous Oldies give all in Cabaret of Courage.”  The Daily Planit

    “These women tell their stories with a physicality and sense of enthusiasm that can only enhance our culture’s self-worth." Maggi Phillips

    Cast Responses

    “Brought back so many memories. Eleven wonderful women working together and no bitchiness – amazing.” Kay Brown

    “I came alive again, it took ten years off me just to realise I could still do all this and remember everything…This is our time of life.” Glad Morris

    “We laughed until tears rolled down our cheeks. It was a wonderful experience and I would do it all again.” Audrey Svara

    “Getting out and doing things is far better for health than sitting in front of the ‘goggle box’. Life is for living.” Adie Bruce

    “A feeling of great energy and friendship. The feeling of goodwill.” Audrey Gorring

    “Brain searching, lots of laughs, achievement and comradeship.” Kath Baldwin

    “The companionship makes us realize that we still have a lot of living to do. It’s not only the young who can get pleasure from a cabaret.” Von Hill

    “I laughed a lot. I learned a lot more about drugs: I did not know so many were used.” Joyce Tickell

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