2005 Grey Panthers

2005 Grey Panthers


    Tracks Dance Studio, Frog Hollow Centre for the Arts, Darwin City

    Throughout year, 2005

    Over 60's Dance Troupe and Classes

    The group keeps growing. A 30% increase since 2004. In addition to weekly classes in 2005, the Grey Panthers performed in Arafura Games Opening Ceremony and Angels of Gravity (where they once again shared the stage with the Lajamanu Yawulyu dancers) and created new dances performed at one-off events. Their group portrait by artist Catherine Paton in the Portrait of a Senior Territorian’ competition won the people’s choice award.

    The Grey Panthers provide an ongoing presence of creative and active seniors in the community. They show life-long learning at work and make many connections between culture, health, charity and general community mindedness. They are powerful role models for women and provide positive images of seniors.

    One-off performances for 2005

    Arafura Games Launch – Casuarina Shopping Centre, the Administrator’s Pleasure Charity Benefit Concert – Darwin Entertainment Centre, Darwin Festival Launch, Darwin Entertainment Centre Launch, Cancer Council, Portrait of a Senior Territorian Opening – Parliament House, Big Girls Pyjama Party – Cancer Foundation – Chan Building, Arthritis Foundation – Trailer Boat Club, Evergreens – Nightcliff Sports and Social Club, and Council of the Aging Festive Season - Spillet House.

    Creative Personnel

    Program Leaders: Julia Quinn and David McMicken
    Guest Artists: Tim Newth
, Betchay Mondragon (Filipino dance), Sarah Calver (Angels Of Gravity), Gail Evans (Character work)
    Choreographers: David McMicken, and Julia Quinn


    Judith Allen, Lucy Aylett, Betty Ballinger, Marj Baxter, Kay Brown, Bette Chapman, Val Clark, Diane Dibbins, Idalia De Sousa, Marge Duminski, Liz Gammon, Margaret Glowacki, Audrey Gorring, Jan Hastings, Kathleen Harding, Crena Hemmings, Sheila Hensby, Val Hristova, Margaret Lee, Elaine Marlow, Helen Murphy, Anne Newman, Bev Paget, Shirley Somers, Janine Sutter, Gwen Varney, Punny Vegter, Maria Vlastuin, Mavis Waddell, Jacquie Williams, and Norma Younger

    front row sitting l-r Kathleen Harding, Judith Allen, Catherine Payton (artist) Val Hristova, Punny Vegter, Shirley Somers, Lucy Aylett standing l-r Diane Dibbins, Marg Lee, Maria Vlastuin, Helen Murphy, Audrey Gorring, Judy McKerr, Crena Hemmings, Kay Brown, Liz Gammon, Elaine Marlow, Jacquie Williams, Bette Chapman, Dianne Mount. Portrait of a Senior Territorian sitting - Photographer David McMicken
    front l-r Margaret Glowacki, Maria Vlastuin second row l-r Diane Dibbins, Shirley Somers, Kay Brown, Judith Allen, Crena Hemmings third row l-r Jan Hastings, Elaine Marlow, Betty Ballinger, Punny Vegter, Marg Lee, Shiela Hensby, Betty Ballinger, Gwen Varney, Jacquie Williams, Helen Murphy. Angels of Gravity
    l-r Audrey Gorring, Judith Allen, Maria Vlastuin, Sarah Calver, Bev Paget, Jacquie Williams. Angels of Gravity - Photographer Rodney Loredo
    front centre (back) Sarah Calver second row facing front Crena Hemmings, Kay Brown, Myra Nungarrayi Herbert film image Liam Birch (by Elka Kerkhofs). Angels of Gravity - Photographer Rodney Loredo
    Janine Sutter. Angels of Gravity - Photographer Rodney Loredo
    l-r sitting Gladys Napangardi Kelly, Myra Nungarrayi Herbert, Molly Napurrula Tasman in egg/womb Trevor Patrick, standing l-r Audrey Gorring, Kay Brown, David Taylor, Crena Hemmings. Angels of Gravity - Photographer Rodney Loredo
    Jacquie Williams. Angels of Gravity - Photographer Elka Kerkhofs
    l-r Elaine Marlow, Shirley Somers, Lucy Aylett, Adie Bruce, Elaine Marlow, Audrey Gorring, Val Hristova, Crena Hemmings, ?

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