2011 Grey Panthers

2011 Grey Panthers


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

    Throughout year, 2011

    Over 60's Dance Troupe and Classes

    Lots of performances and a new set of red dresses!

    Seabreeze Festival, Darwin High School Fund Raiser, Millner Primary School, Biggest Morning Tea, Railway Club , Fun Run for Darwin Festival, Pearl Aged Care, Tiwi Aged Care Centre, Firemen’s Christmas Party.

    New dances ‘Cabaret’ by Jess Devereux and ‘That Don’t Impress Me Much’ by Joanna Noonan entered the repertoire.

    We also saw the sad passing of Audrey Gorring in 2011, a long-standing member of the Grey Panthers since 1989. Audrey was posthumously given an award as a tribute for over 50 years of contribution to the arts and theatre in the Northern Territory and her long-term dedication to volunteering.

    Creative Personnel

    Program Leaders: Joanna Noonan, David McMicken, and Jess Devereux
    Choreographers: Joanna Noonan, David McMicken, and Jess Devereux


    Carmel Alderson, Judith Allen, Lucy Aylett, Kay Brown, Bette Chapman, Patricia Doyle, Robyn Ducat, Marge Duminski, Liz Gammon, Ellen Hankin, Kathleen Harding, Jan Hastings, Val Hristova, Marg Lee, Janis Lewis, Lillian Mann, Helen Mannion-Esparon, Judy Markwell, Judy McKerr, Diane Mount, Patricia O’Neill, Judi Samuels, Shirley Somers, Janine Sutter, Antonietta Vanzella, Gwen Varney, Punny Vegter, Maria Vlastuin, Mavis Waddell, Judy Weepers, and Joan Worth

    Tracks 2011

    Artistic Co-Directors: David McMicken and Tim Newth
    General Manager: Susan Congreve
    Administrator: Gail Evans
    Production Manager: Kelly Blumberg
    Dance Animateur: Jess Devereux
    Bookkeeper: Caroline Voigt
    Development Consultants: Michelle Silby, Suzanne Fermanis
    Milpirri Executive Officer: Susan Congreve

    Committee Members: (Chair) David Taylor, (Vice-Chair) Jill MacAndrew, (Treasurer) Glenn Bernardin, (Secretary/Public Officer) Michael Grant, (Ordinary Committee Members) Ken Conway, Nick Papandonakis, Joanna Barrkman, Stephanie Cvirn, (Ex-Officio Members) David McMicken and Tim Newth

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

    Patron: His Honour Mr Tom Pauling QC, Administrator of the Northern Territory and Mrs Tessa Pauling

    l-r Bette Chapman, Dianne Mount, Janis Lewis, Janine Sutter, Carmel Alderson (hidden), Lillian Mann, Maria Vlastuin (behind), Shirley Somers, Judy Markwell, Ellen Hankin, Judy McKerr. l-r Marg Lee in doorway, Marge Duminski leaning. Photographer David McMicken
    Judy McKerr. Abba Medley for Fun Run Darwin Festival
    l-r Liz Gammon, Hilary Bassett, Jan Hastings, Janis Lewis, Judith Allen, Bette Chapman. Abba Medley for Fun Run Darwin Festival

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    "Each session with the Grey Panthers is a big one. They are storytellers of a unique kind, with a punch line that would make many a listener blush. They require that you are clear in your delivery that you are consistent and aware of pace and they don’t do LOUD. They are inherently in tune with their body and its capabilities because they love to dance - they adore music, these art forms as much a part of their life’s journey as the places they have lived and the people they have loved. They can’t possibly know how astounding their lives are to us and as they share their memories you imagine the younger Grey Panther as a child, a teenager, a newlywed and a mother. The first day you work with them you sense the depth of friendship amongst the group as they sit patiently waiting to warm up and dance. The chairs are in place and they are on time even if your not. It is a privilege I will treasure in my own memories, they have kind eyes, warm yet insistent advice and when the giggling starts it’s been an awesome class." Joanna Noonan

    “Their name may be based on their German counterparts, but the Grey Panthers are uniquely Local.” Resident Magazine 

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