Thursday 9th March





8am – 9am

NLA Foyer


9am – 9.10am

NLA Theatre

Minister Gordon Ramsay and Liz Lea


9.10am – 9.40am

NLA Theatre

Ausdance National
- Julie Dyson AM
- Amy Vassallo
Facilitator: Helen Musa OAM

• Ausdance - 40 years
• The professional dancer in Australia

9.40am – 10.10am

NLA Theatre

Dr Stephanie Burridge
Facilitator: Helen Musa OAM

Cross Threads and Pathways - Evolving Asian Contemporary Dance

10.20am - 11am

NLA Theatre

Annie Greig and Dr Jen Brown
Facilitator: tbc

The Body as a Riddle

10.20am - 11am

Room 2 NLA

Jennifer Barry Knox
Facilitator: Barbie Robinson

Dancers with Dirty Feet and Eleo Pomare’s legacy

11am – 11.30am


films shown

11.30am – 12.30pm

NLA Theatre

- Philip Piggin, Erica Rose Jeffery, Dr Katrina Rank, Jane Ingall
- Paul Selwyn Norton
- Ruth Osborne and Dr Garry Lester
Facilitator: tbc

Under the Umbrella
- Dance for Parkinsons

- the Bodenwieser Story

11.30am – 12.30pm

Room 2 NLA

- Suhasini Sumithra, Ira Patkar, Rakini Devi, Padma Menon
- Rakini Devi

- Padma Menon

Facilitator: Stephanie Burridge

- Focus on Classical Indian Kuchipudi, Kathak, Odissi, Bharata Natyam
- Transfiguring Kali: From Sacred Dance to Secular performance
- Why classical Indian dancers get better with age

12.30pm - 1.30pm


performances by Dance for Parkinsons,The GOLD Company and Feel the Music

choreographed by Philip Piggin/Jane Ingall, Meg Millband and Debora di Centa

1.30pm - 3pm

NLA Theatre

- Dance Makers Collective
- Tammi Gissell
- Alexander Boynes
- Matt Cornell
- Owen Allen
- Alison Plevey
- Carl Sciberras
Facilitator: Michelle Potter

Country and connections
- Dads
- Back to Bourke
- Neon Pigment
- Beyond the Beer & Bullshit
- Forge
- Shearer’s Ballet
- Gbejniet

3pm - 3.30pm


3.30pm - 5pm

NLA Theatre

- Karen Gallagher MBE
- Marie Gabrielle Rotie
- Fearghus ó Conchúir
- Gary Clarke
- Dancebase/Prime
- Bisakhar Sarker MBE
- Royston Maldoon OBE
- People Dancing
Facilitator: Liz Lea

UK companies skyping/film
- MDI 30 years
- Butoh UK
- The Casement Project
- Prime
- A life long practice
- He. Is. Amazing
- 30 years