‘Waterlily Variations’ is inspired by a short dance created by Gertrud Bodenwieser in 1925, and performed by Eileen in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Made with long-time collaborator Sue Healey, the film was initially screened for friends at Eileen’s 108th birthday party in November 2022, but continued to evolve over the following months. ThisContinue reading “Eileen completes film dedicated to Gertrud Bodenwieser”
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Sunshine and sparkle for a significant birthday
A ‘great mob’ of friends gathered beside a sparkling Sydney harbour in early November to help Eileen Kramer celebrate 108 years of creativity and comradeship. Those assembled were treated to a performance by Eileen herself, as well as a screening of two films made by Eileen and collaborator Sue Healey: 2021’s The God Tree, andContinue reading “Sunshine and sparkle for a significant birthday”
Short film ‘Eileen’ – screened to acclaim at New York Dance on Camera Festival – now released
“She shatters all manner of expectations, and it’s exhilarating. She is uninhibited, at her ease, vivacious, drawing you in with her naturalness and making you feel you’re involved in life itself.” Sarah L Kaufman, Washington Post, 5 February 2022 Screened at New York’s Lincoln Center on 12 February 2022 during Dance on Camera’s 50th anniversaryContinue reading “Short film ‘Eileen’ – screened to acclaim at New York Dance on Camera Festival – now released”
A birthday party for a legend
Eileen Kramer celebrated her 107th birthday in early November, with tributes from friends in dance and song.
Dance film completed as Eileen turns 107
“At the beginning, my vision was of art and nature. An image I had seen, of a painting, quite large, hanging from a tree in a forest in Japan, had inspired me, and brought about the
Buy Eileen’s latest book of stories
Eileen Kramer’s latest book – ‘Elephants and Other Stories’ is available through online bookstores or direct from the publisher.
On location inside the ‘Ancient Mother Tree’
Four months after her 106th birthday, Eileen Kramer is filming more scenes for her latest dance work in the womb of a giant Moreton Bay fig in Glebe NSW.
Louis Armstrong helps celebrate Eileen’s 106th birthday
On Sunday 8 November, the talented dancers of Team Eileen gave Eileen a great big (COVID-safe) birthday ‘Kiss of Fire’ from Louis Armstrong, performing choreography by Anca Frankenhaeuser in the garden outside Lulworth House, in Sydney.
Eileen releases new film for 106th birthday
‘Lady of the Horizon’ is a short film by Eileen Kramer and Sue Healey. Sue says: “We filmed Eileen’s new choreography near the end of 2019 with cinematographer Mark Pugh and a cast of Sydney dancers. Throughout the lockdown of 2020, the work evolved, focusing on Eileen’s process of drawing as a strategy to realiseContinue reading “Eileen releases new film for 106th birthday”