#43: A Pivotal Year (1971)


29 November 2019

In 1971, The Dance Company (NSW) was growing in leaps and bounds (literally). While core business was still providing entertainment and education for children, the Company was increasingly performing in main stage theatres across Sydney.

The Cell Block Theatre, the Elizabethan Theatre in Newtown, the Wallace Theatre at the University of Sydney and the Science Theatre at UNSW were just some of the venues to welcome The Dance Company (NSW) in those early years. Crucially, a grant of $5,000 allowed the Company to expand the number of choreographers it could commission, and offer the dancers 12-month contracts at a salary of $74 a week (plus a small touring allowance).

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