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Maggie Tonkin: Fifty: half a century of the Australian Dance Theatre

Date/Time: Thursday, 19 October 2017, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Location: Ira Raymond Room, Barr Smith Library

Cost: $5 at the door

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The Friends of the University of Adelaide Library invite you to an author event with Maggie Tonkin on Thursday 19 October 2017 at 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start.

To celebrate half a century of innovation in dance performance, Fifty: half a century of Australian Dance Theatre traces the very different trajectories ADT has taken under the successive artistic direction of Elizabeth Cameron Dalman, Jonathan Taylor, Lenny Westerdijk and Anthony Steel, Leigh Warren, Meryl Tankard, Bill Pengelly and Garry Stewart. Each of these directors has pushed the boundaries of dance performance and explored new modes of movement, theatrical expression and artistic collaboration, creating a repertoire of groundbreaking works that have challenged and delighted audiences both in Australia and internationally.

In Fifty, Maggie Tonkin explores ADT's fertile--and at times tumultuous--history through interviews and archival research, and showcases the company's most noted works through stunning images.

Maggie Tonkin is a lecturer in the English Department at the University of Adelaide, where she publishes and teaches in the areas of nineteenth and twentieth-century fiction. She has a background in dance, and writes and reviews for the national dance press.

Bookings by Tuesday 17 October to: or
Telephone: 8313 4064

Contact: Friends of the University of Adelaide Library (email)

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