The Performance class is conducted by Jacqui Simmonds on workshop basis for dancers to work as an ensemble with Jacqui to create short contemporary-based performance works for displays at Dance Week, Dance Kaleidoscope at Belconnen Arts Centre, and other suitable occasions. Times will be as advised – make sure you get the CDT e-news and check the Classes page. See the first performance here – for Australian Dance Week 2017.
CDT doesn’t really do concerts, eisteddfods or competitions. Twice a year CDT holds a House Party where all classes can come together, meet, celebrate what they do and show off to each other. It’s an open event so all are welcome and we put on a great show. Expect to see up to 20 short presentations and performances. July and December each year.
Photo: Ballet intermediate, and we really have no idea who these people are… possibly.
The GOLDs are an exciting and creative CDT dance class and performance group for movers and non movers who are over 55. The focus is on fitness, mobility, sociability and creativity. The GOLDs are an amazing group of people who live in Canberra and come from all walks of life. Some have danced since childhood and some are completely new to dance. We only ask that they are over 55, have a sense of humour and community. No prior experience necessary, although CDT may organise a basic introductory movement class if needed.
The GOLDs class was originally part of a ten week performance project for over 55s in early 2011, in association with the National Library of Australia and Belconnen Arts Centre, and supported by the ACT Government under the ACT Health Promotion Grants Program. But everyone had such an excellent time they continue to explore movement and choreography to stimulate heart, mind and soul.
The GOLD Choreography page can be found here (password required).
GOLDs Performance Works
2011 Air Kiss – Glen Murray; Indian Light – Liz Lea
2013 Pop Art – Liz Lea; The Incense – Liz Lea; Chromosome 16 – Meg Milland; Existence – Jane Ingall; Dewi Ratna – Jade Tyas Tunngal; Black GOLD – Tammi Gissell
2014 Something to Remember – Stephanie Burridge
2015 Group One – Glen Murray; Three Gunnas – Dr Elizabeth Cameron Dalman OAM
2016 Annette – Liz Lea; Grand Finale – Martin del Amo; None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives – Kate Denborough; First and Last – Gerard van Dyck
CDTeens perform at a number of events each year including the BOLD festival, Australian Dance Week, and Dance Kaleidoscope.