Canberra's newest dance troupe, Australian Dance Party, asks what makes us nervous

By Michelle Potter
Updated April 24 2018 - 10:19pm, first published November 23 2016 - 9:24pm

When the January 2003 firestorm tore through parts of the ACT leaving destruction in its wake, the Mt Stromlo Observatory was one of the worst hit areas with five of its telescopes, its workshops and homes, and a heritage-listed administration building destroyed. Now the burnt-out shell of one of the telescope observatory domes is being used for an unusual purpose. Canberra's recently established contemporary dance company, Australian Dance Party, will present its latest evening-length show, Nervous, in the remains of the dome that once housed the Yale Columbia telescope.

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