Dianella great-grandmother to dance at City of Bayswater multicultural concert

Dianella great-grandmother to dance at City of Bayswater multicultural concert

DIANELLA great-grandmother Enda Partington (74), who is the oldest Indonesian traditional dancer in WA, will be taking centre stage with other multicultural dancers at a concert in Morley.

Ms Partington, Indonesia Jatayu Productions choreographer Nona Lawoliyo and her academy dancers, traditional Mauritius Sega and English folk dancers will perform at the City of Bayswater’s June Multicultural Community Concert at Morley Sport and Recreation Centre on June 10 from 2pm.

Ms Partington, who moved to Perth from Sydney in 1974, said she had been doing Javanese dance on and off since she was in Year 5.

“If my arthritis comes, I am not dancing but if I am good, I am dancing,” she said.

“Now, I can’t play badminton anymore (and) I am not working as a traffic warden at Beaufort Street because I had an operation on my ankle.

“(Dancing) keeps me young.”

Ms Lawoliyo, of Innaloo, said she had been a choreographer for more than 10 years and started her Perth academy five years ago.

She said she would be performing a Balinese dance with another dancer while her students would be showcasing the Betawi dance from Jakarta.

Bookings are essential.

Contact the City’s events team on 9272 0622 or events@bayswater.wa.gov.au.

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