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Denmark meets Australia

As part of the Denmark Meets Australia program brought to us by the Royal Danish Ministry of Culture, New Danish Dance Theatre is presenting their work Tanne: Episodes from the Life of Karen Blixen choreographed by NDDT’s artistic director Warren Spears and performed by six dancers from the company with music by Jens Wilhelm Pedersen at the Newtown Theatre 16-18 October. The NDDT season dovetails into the 1997 Bodies season at the same venue from October 22 to November 9. Producer Mark Cleary’s Bodies count this year numbers around 20 dancers including Elizabeth Dalman, Susan Barling, Virginia Ferris, Rosetta Cook, Norman Hall, Paulina Quinteros, Bernadette Walong and Patrick Harding-Irmer. There’s also a special Youthworks program produced by Julianne Sanders on November 1 and 8.

The Denmark Meets Australia program also includes the stunning production of Orfeo by Hotel Pro Forma, a visit by the 20-piece Danish Radio Jazz Orchestra with jazz bassists Niels-Henning Orsted Pederson, a program of contemporary Danish cinema and a tour by Danish writers (Ib Michael, Carsten Jensen, Vagn Lundbye and Solvej Balle) with actors from the Danish People’s Theatre. Parts of the program are touring Sydney, Canberra and Barossa Valley, South Australia.

RealTime issue #21 Oct-Nov 1997 pg. 14

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