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Exciting news for Ochre Contemporary Dance Company

Jun 27, 2014 -- Posted by : admin

West Australian Citizen of the Year Awards for Art and Culture

The West Australian Citizen of the Year Awards, held on Friday night, 30th May, was a landmark occasion for the Ochre Contemporary Dance Company.

Ochre’s dancers absolutely blew the guests away with their performance, which alongside a very special welcome by Richard Walley, opened the event. The feedback has been incredible and the dancers did a spectacular job.

The icing on the cake came following the performance when Ochre’s Founding Director Louise Howden-Smith OAM was awarded the Western Australian of the Year award for Arts and Culture. Louise has had a long and illustrious career in the arts, however it could be argued that her most notable contribution to date has been the founding of Ochre Contemporary Dance Company.  As Ochre moves from strength to strength the award was a timely recognition of Louise’s tireless work to establish this important cultural asset for WA. 

Coming up is the Articulating Landscapes

The words of two prominent West Australian authors are articulated through the language of dance in this evening of short contemporary works performed by the talented Aboriginal and non-Indigenous dancers of Ochre Contemporary Dance Company.  Excerpts from the writings of authors Kim Scott (That Deadman Dance) and Stephen Scourfield (As the River Runs) will be presented through dance, followed by brief insights from the choreographers into the process in which they engaged to bring these words to life in the studio.


Dates are 22nd, 23rd, 24th July 2014 from 7pm. 

Venue: Masonic Contemporary, 6 Broadway, Nedlands WA 6009.  Click here for more information on Ochre Contemporary Dance Company. 


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