Panther Portraits 1988

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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

The longest established senior dance group in Australia, the Grey Panthers were formed 1988. Believing in dance as a whole of life experience the Panthers are at the heart of Tracks Dance Company. Much loved in the Darwin for their honest, life invigorating performances, the group has included many faces. Here are a series of portraits taken over the past 30 years.

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The Grey Panthers have featured in Tracks major performances as well as creating their own full length works:

1988 Dance on Darwin (featured as Darwin Dance Mob - Older Adults)

1988 Dance Feast (featured as Darwin Dance Mob - Older Adults)

1989 Dancing Tapestries (featured as Darwin Dance Mob - Older Adults)

1990 Thru Moves (featured as Darwin Dance Mob - Older Adults)

1992 Tracks and Clusters (featured as Darwin Dance Mob - Older Adults)

1992 Old Spice Club Cabaret (Darwin Dance Mob - Older Adults)

1993 Gathering Ground (featured as Darwin Dance Mob - Older Adults)

1994 Gathering Ground 2 (featured)

1994 Open House (featured)

1995 Healthy Wealthy and Wise

1997 4WD Sweat Dust and Romance (featured)

1997 Bodies of Light (featured)

1999 Reluctant Retirees

1999 Recollections

2000 Love Versus Gravity (featured)

2001 Fierce, the Story of Olive Pink (A collaboration with Lajamanu Aboriginal women’s dancing group and guest artists)

2001 Dear Auntie

2003 A Bowls Club Wedding (the smash hit)

2003 Local (featured)

2005 Angels of Gravity (featured)

2006  A Bowls Club Wedding (return season)

2007 You Dance Funny (featured)

2007 Arafura Games (featured)

2008 Lipstick and Ochre (A collaboration with Lajamanu Aboriginal women’s dancing group and guest artists)

2010 Allure of Paradise (featured)

2012 Eight to Eighty - the Architecture of Age (featured)

2013 Future Age (celebrating 25 years of the Grey Panthers)

2015 13th National Rural Health Conference

2015 Last Light (featured)

2015 Big Dance (featured)

2016 Caravan

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