An eclectic group of dancers has gathered at the Adelaide Dance Studios on Thursday to perform at a special evening of live music, dancing and interactive activities, designed to celebrate the centenary of the Adelaide Opera House.
Adelaide’s own ‘Variations Dance’ event will be held from 7:30pm on Thursday.
The Adelaide Dance studios have had a long history and are known for their innovative dance performances, including the ‘Variation Dance’ of the Opera House and the Adelaide Contemporary Dance.
“It’s about exploring the possibilities that are available in different venues and different settings,” said curator, dance studio director, and Adelaide Opera founder, Julia Dandridge.
Dance studio director and Adelaide opera founder, Marla Dandrid, has curated Adelaide’s own Variations dance event, featuring live music and performances.
Dandrid said the idea for the event came after Dandred’s son had a stroke and was not able to attend the Opera house’s birthday party.
“I remember sitting with him, he was very much a part of the celebration, and that he didn’t even know he was going to be there,” she said.
“That was one of the main reasons why we wanted to have something that was really celebratory for his son.
We wanted to celebrate what he was able to experience on the dance floor.”
We’ve had the same kind of thing with the Adelaide Gallery and the Opera Club.
I remember the opening of the Gallery in 1992.
It was a massive celebration, the entire gallery was dancing.
“It was just incredible.””
We had about 250 people there,” said Dandren, referring to the gallery’s inaugural dance show.
“It was just incredible.”
Dandred said it was about finding a place that could be a part the dance space, and not just a dance studio.
“The idea was to go back to the original idea, where we have this space where people can come together and have fun and just share ideas,” she explained.
Dando said there had been other events held on the Adelaide streets and at the Opera Theatre, but that the Variations was different.
“This one is really about doing it in the most original way possible, and hopefully creating a new experience for people in Adelaide,” she added.
Dande also said that it was important to have different venues in different parts of the city.
“For us, it was really important that we were able to find a space in Adelaide that was very accessible to people who had a disability and to be able to dance,” she noted.
The event will include a dance performance from a range of different dance genres, including pop, hip hop, dance, salsa and traditional, and will feature live performances from local artists.”
And it’s really fun and fun for people to come and dance.”
The event will include a dance performance from a range of different dance genres, including pop, hip hop, dance, salsa and traditional, and will feature live performances from local artists.
The event is free to attend, and is open to all, with some areas of the venue limited to one event per person.
The dance studio is located on the first floor of the former Adelaide Art House, which is being renovated to create a new home for the arts.
It is also being used to house a community of people with disabilities.