40th Performances

HAPPINESS IS… 40 Years of Canberra Dance Theatre

The Street Theatre 12, 13, 14 October 2018.

It was 40 years ago… in 1978 Canberra Dance Theatre was founded, and we celebrated the diversity of our dance community with a sumptuous evening of dance, served with a generous dash of happiness! We looked back at our vibrant history and imagined the future, with highlights from past artistic directors and brand new works including Happiness Is…, an hilarious and visceral new work developed with Emma Saunders, which took the theme of joy and happiness to the extreme.

With special guests, Stephanie Burridge, CDT’s founding Artistic Director, with the gothic romance-inspired Mist, and special friends Patrick Harding-Irmer and Anca Frankenhaeuser.

Also featuring:

  • New contemporary ballet A maze in Day from Fusako Skelton
  • The quirky and delightful Annette from Great Sport (winner Australian Dance Award 2017) by Liz Lea (Artistic Director 2010-2016)
  • The Green Fuse by international choreographer Carol Brown with the GOLD group
  • The Pamoja solo by Amalia Hordern (Artistic Director 2002-2006)
  • The famous Woman of the River solo from Dr Elizabeth Cameron Dalman for CDT dancer Amanda Tutalo
  • Cheeky new work from the Fans & Veils by Jazida (Miss Burlesque ACT 2016) and CDT dancers
  • New Hilal Dance The Other I
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The Performance Group performing 'Happiness Is...', a collaboration between the group and Emma Saunders

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Veils in performance with 'Spice World'

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GOLDs performing 'The Green Fuse' by Carol Brown

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Grace Bannister-Tyrrell performing the solo from Amalia Hordern's 'Pomoja'

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Ballet class performing 'A Maze In Day' by Fusako Skelton

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Performance Group

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Anca Frankenhaeuser & Kailin Tong performing Stephanie Burridge's 'MIST'

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GOLDs performing 'Annette' by Liz Lea

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Mandy Tutalo performing 'Woman of the River' by Elizabeth Cameron Dalman

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Stephanie Burridge performing 'Fragile'

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