Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Report on Bass Strait Ball at the 2018 National Folk Festival


 
Bass Strait Ball


The Dividing Range Dancers from the ACT and NSW have an enduring interest in the dances of early Australia, including dances from the convict era, pastoral expansion, gold rushes and the growing cities. This year they have collaborated to present a program featuring dances from the southern states.
The Bass Strait Ball Dance programs from colonial Victoria and Tasmania included couple dances, quadrilles and set dances. The display will showcase some of these dances.

Dancers  - Anne Maree Turner, Antonella Salpietro, Bill Byers, Bill Propert, Bob Anderson, Colin Fong, Jim Lissaman, Joe Wacher, Karen Fong, Leone Kennedy, Leslie Carr, Margaret Anderson, Marina Robins, Niamh Kyriacou, Paul Carr, Sandy Kentish, Shane Cridland.
 
Musicians -  Daryl Powell OAM (accordion), Bob Hodgson (harmonica), Dave Wardle (guitar back row)

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(Photos Sandra Nixon)
 
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