Dear Ida (La Mama) Melbourne
Dear Ida (La Mama) Melbourne

Event Information


Sunday April 10, 2022
4:00 PM


The Edge
Federation Sqaure

Auslan Interpreter/s

Mark Sandon & Glenda Judd

Language/ Cultural Consultant


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A verbatim performance providing contemporary audiences with a unique insight into the pivotal role that WWII dancehalls played in maintaining cohesion and wellbeing on the Australian home-front.

For many, the dances “were everything”. At the dances you could lose yourself in sensual pleasures and escape the tensions and grief brought by war. Using universal themes, ‘Dear Ida’ appeals to all and provides an opportunity to understand the profound healing impact of dance in a time of trauma.

Produced by Kelpie Cross Productions

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