A performance about dance, touch and healing.
A verbatim performance providing contemporary audiences with a unique insight into the pivotal role that WWII dancehalls played in maintaining cohesion and wellbeing on the Australian home-front.
For many, the dances “were everything”. At the dances you could lose yourself in sensual pleasures and escape the tensions and grief brought by war. Using universal themes, ‘Dear Ida’ appeals to all and provides an opportunity to understand the profound healing impact of dance in a time of trauma.
Produced by Kelpie Cross Productions
Directed by Lisa Petty
Music/ Sound Design by Faye Bendrups
Lighting Design by Greg Carroll
Stage & Production Manager Holly Anderson
Performed by Faye Bendrups, Sally Grage-Moore, Joshua Monagan, Chanelle Sheehan, Oliver Tapp
Image by Helen Madden
Auslan Interpreted: Sunday 10th, 4 pm
Other accessible and inclusive event
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