Event The Oldest Continent (Time Riders)
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Venue Canberra Theatre, Canberra, ACT
First Date 29 June 1970
Last Date 1 July 1970
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description Australian Dance Theatre in association with Sound and Image Productions. About a young indigenous Australian who is forced by a tribal elder to decide whether to live an urban or traditional life. Contains multi-media and draws on Aboriginal mythology, Australian poems, music, art and architecture.
Description Source Other
Primary Genre Dance
Secondary Genre Dance Theatre
Name Function Notes
Ian Davidson Assistant Director
Elizabeth Dalman Choreographer
John Antill Composer
Barry Conyngham Composer
Richard Meale Composer
Peter Sculthorpe Composer
Larry Sitsky Composer
Peter Tahourdin Composer
Janet Bridgland Costume Designer
Jennifer Barry Dancer
Neville Burns Dancer
Delwyn Rouse Dancer
Cheryl Stock Dancer
Bert Terborgh Dancer
Stan Ostoja-Kotkowski Designer
Stan Ostoja-Kotkowski Director
Leslie Dayman Narrator
Valda Ferris Narrator
Daphne Grey Narrator
Jack Hume Narrator
Ray Wheeler Narrator
Max Harris Poet
Roland Robinson Poet
Kenneth Slessor Poet
Claude Wischik Poet
Judith Wright Poet
A P Elkin Writer
Douglas Lockwood Writer
Tony Morphett Writer
W Ramsay-Smith Writer
Baldwin Spencer Writer
G H Strehlow Writer
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Production went to Unley Town Hall, Unley S.A. 6/3/1970 other tour dates and venues unknown. Date given written on cover of programme. The programme states that this was 'A Sound and Image Production'. Details on this organisation are not available.
Data Source
Source Description
Marking Masculinity Project
Programme PROMPT Collection, National Library of Australia
Event Identifier 27526