Ballo Liscio

BALLO LISCIO waltzes us back in time to Italy with pre-war tarantellas, postwar tangos, courtship quadriglias and then foxtrots us to Australia in an era when dance was queen. The desire to dance saw movement all over Melbourne. There were countless dance venues including Town Halls from Ferntree Gully to Footscray, the famous Trocadero, the San Remo Ballroom, the Palais, La Compasita in Carlton and many, many Italian clubs.

The passion to dance is still evident today at the Merrilands Community Centre’s monthly lunch and dance in Reservoir. Dancing and story telling are the age old artistic practices maintained by this group of Melbourne’s Italian Senior Citizens.

BALLO LISCIO celebrates their lives and loves.

6.30pm Saturday 20th & 1.30pm Sunday 21st September 2003

MERRILANDS COMMUNITY CENTRE
cnr. Asquith St & Hughes Pde. Reservoir
MEL REF 8 H12

TICKETS $30 (prezzo unico)

4 COURSE DINNER INCLUDED (BYO WINE AND LIGHT BEER)

DIRECTOR & PRODUCER Carmelina Di Guglielmo (Mum’s The Word, Oh My Papa) DRAMATURG Robin Laurie (Hoofers, Kan Yama Kan) MUSIC ‘I Posteggiatori’, Angela & Nicola De Cata, Malcolm Hansford SOUND DESIGN Malcolm Hansford DESIGNER Michele Fifer LIGHTING DESIGN Phil Lethlean THE CONNIES: Roberto D’Andrea, Adam Mattaliano, Andy Miller, Julian Silverman with Hilaire Armstrong, Matia Evans, Laura Galati, Albina Perri and 20 of Australia’s Italian Senior Citizens

BOOKINGS & MEDIA ENQUIRIES: LINA WILLIAMS 9410 9544

"Se vuoi fare la samba, alza un pochettino la gamba" MARIA DI GUGLIELMO

"When I dance I feel on top of the sky…I’ve got it in my heart…in my body…I love it… I love it" SINA ALESSI "Ballo Liscio? Gioventu, bella gioventu" GRAZIELLA ANGELICA

"In 1969 at 6am we’d be dancing and serenading in Essendon, you can’t do that now, people would say its too noisy" ROSARIO IANNELLA

This project has been assisted by the Commonwealth Government through the Australia Council its Arts Funding and Advisory Body.


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