2000 Grey Panthers
Darwin Entertainment Centre Studio, Darwin City
Throughout the year, 2000
The turn of the century occurred, the year 2000, and the Grey Panthers did not slow down, with many smaller performances becoming a mainstay of their year. The women performed for Palmerston International Women’s Day, Parap Family Fun (performing Spice Girls - 'Spice Up Your Life'), at the RAAF Base for Rev Up Life Be In It (performing a marching routine), a special performance and interaction with U3A - NTU and some Prague Delegates, at the North Darwin RSL Veterans Day, the NT Ballroom Dancing Association, and Ausdance Dance Week. Other performance included the 'Time' dance,'History Repeating', 'It's Not Unusual' and reciting of Del's Poem. They also had a special seniors' workshop for Dance Week.
To finish the year the women performed as guest artists in Love Vs Gravity, dancing 'Imperfect Love', and 'That’s Why the Lady’s a Tramp'.
Program Leaders: David McMicken, Merrilee Mills
Choreographers: David McMicken
Lucy Aylett, Kath Baldwin, Kay Brown, Adie Bruce, Betty Chapman, Jean Dempsey, Audrey Gorring, Crena Hemmings, Glad Morris, Shirley Somers, Hanna Stamm, Audrey Svara, and Mavis Waddell
Artistic Directors: David McMicken and Tim Newth
Office Administration: Heather Richards
Bookkeeper: Lynn Bramham
Production Manager: Eunice De Ramos
Committee Members: David Taylor (Chair), Jackie Wurm (Vice-Chair), Glenn Bernardin (Treasurer), Rukshana Ramachandran (Secretary/Public Officer), Ken Conway, Kay Brown, Tania Lieman (Ordinary Committee Members), David McMicken and Tim Newth (Ex-Officio Members)
“Seeing the Grey Panthers perform as the Safe Sex Nanna's was a highlight for me. I don’t think I have ever had a Nanna hand me a condom and tell me to be safe.” Love Versus Gravity audience member