Canada Council for the Arts

Dance Choreography

 

 

Funding 
VISUAL ARTIST FUNDING: CANADA COUNCIL of the ARTS January 2001
CENTRE FOR IMAGE, PERFORMANCE AND TEXT, University of Wollongong 2002
CANADIAN HIGH COMMISSION, Canberra, ACT 2004
CORRYMEELA 2007 and 2008
COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL, BELFAST 2008
Helen Musa, Canberra Times Journalist, February 2002

The performance-dance-movement piece was a twenty-minute work by the Canberra-based Mirramu Dance Company with Elizabeth Cameron-Dalman, OAM, as Artistic Director / Choreographer / Dancer, Vivienne Rogis, principal dancer and Amanda Miller.

There were performances about in 2002 & 2004 in Australia. The first was held on the eve of November 1st, between Hallowe’en and the Celtic New Year – traditionally a time of celebration of the liminal space between the worlds of the living and the dead; a time of honoring of one’s ancestors. This festive time of the year is very popular in Northern Ireland and is a time when there are celebrations across divided communities.

Elizabeth Cameron Dalman, is a pioneer of modernist and contemporary choreography. She has always worked on intercultural projects since the late 1960s. She runs Mirramu Dance Company. The dance-theatre work contextualized the unusual use of the handkerchiefs in a Northern Ireland conflict memorial. It helps an audience understand the inner human processes of grief and trauma. For example, the three dancers do a section with linen shrouds and another section with bandaging wounds. They also energize the space, such as the draped inverted archways.

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