2008 Grey Panthers

2008 Grey Panthers


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

    Throughout the year, 2008

    Over 60's Dance Troupe and Classes

    twenty-first birthday

    In 2008, for the Grey Panthers' twenty-first birthday celebrations, Tracks developed a new full-length show called Lipstick and Ochre. Joining the Lajamanu Yawulyu Dancers and various special guests, we created an evening of entertainment that showed how both groups of Elders enjoyed making up and painting up and having a jolly good time dancing together. This performance allowed us to bring back some old favourites as well as show off some new dances.

    One-off performances included: Frock Me Warehouse dance and fashion parade for Biggest Morning Tea, Ausdance Dance Expo, Janine’s Birthday Party Entertainments, Portrait of a Senior Territorian Launch, Palmerston Festival, Relay for Life, The Darwin Convention Centre Opening, Big Girl’s Pyjama Party - Anti-Cancer Foundation, Somerville Charity, Seabreeze Festival, Eisteddfod (First Prize, again), and the Tracks Christmas Party. Never has an Abba medley been seen by so many and provided so much joy.

    Creative Personnel

    Program Leaders: Julia Quinn and David McMicken
    Choreographers: David McMicken, and Julia Quinn


    Carmel Alderson, Judith Allen, Lucy Aylett, Hillary Basset, Bette Chapman, Kay Brown, Marge Duminski, Liz Gammon, Audrey Gorring, Ellen Hankin, Kathleen Harding, Jan Hastings, Val Hristova, Marg Lee, Lillian Mann, Judy Markwell, Elaine Marlow, Judy McKerr, Patricia O’Neill, Bev Paget, Judi Samuels, Shirley Somers, Janine Sutter, Gwen Varney, Punny Vegter, Maria Vlastuin, Mavis Waddell, Judy Weepers, and Jacquie Williams

    Tracks 2008

    Artistic Directors: David McMicken and Tim Newth
    General Manager: Fiona Carter
    Dance Animateur: Julia Quinn
    Administrative Assistant: Ciella Williams, Gail Evans
    Bookkeeper: Julie Ann Stark
    Development Consultant: Suzanne Fermanis

    Committee Members: (Chair) Jill MacAndrew, (Vice-Chair) David Taylor, (Treasurer) Glenn Bernardin, (Secretary/Public Officer) Traci Keys, (Ordinary Committee Members) Ken Conway, Nick Papandonakis, Donna Quong, (Ex-Officio Members) David McMicken and Tim Newth

    Public Fund Trustees: Rev. Steve Orme, Dr Anita Toth, Paul Wan

    l-r Bev Paget, Audrey Gorring, Marge Duminski
    l-r Audrey Gorring (red top) Judy Weepers, Val Hristova, Punny Vegter, Liz Gammon, Judy McKerr, Elaine Marlow
    Hilary Bassett. Lipstick and Ochre, Photographer Peter Eve
    front Biddy Nungarrayi Raymond, back Kay Brown. Lipstick and Ochre, Photographer Peter Eve
    l-r Val Hristova, Gail Evans, Judith Allen, David McMicken, Kay Brown, Shirley Somers. Lipstick and Ochre, Photographer Peter Eve
    Front centre Judith Allen. Lipstick and Ochre, Photographer Peter Eve
    clockwise from l. Lajamanu Yawulyu Ceremonial Women Dancers Margaret Nungarrayi Martin, Lilly Nungarrayi Hargraves, Rosie Napurrula Tasman, Biddy Napangardi Raymond, Biddy Nungarrayi Long, Myra Nungarrayi Herbert ,Grey Panthers in background. Lipstick and Ochre, Photographer Peter Eve
    Kay Brown. Lipstick and Ochre, Photographer Peter Eve
    l-r Kay Brown, Myra Nungarayi Herbert, Audrey Gorring. Lipstick and Ochre poster shot, Photographer Mark Marcellis

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    "There are not many occasions where it is appropriate to wolf-whistle at a senior – there are moments throughout this piece where it is not just acceptable, it is encouraged … Lipstick & Ochre is the Territory played out on stage, full of its contradictions, idiosyncrasies and unexpected and often rough-edged Beauty."  Daniel Bourchier, Northern Territory News

    … A vivid statement that age is no barrier to public performance … leaves an aura of good feelings in its wake." Merridy Anne Pugh, Northern Territory Writers’ Centre Newsletter

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