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M~M Gathering of the City: Geelong Connected Communities

Everything is in full swing - researsals are being had and costumes are at the ready for what is surely one of the serious highlights of this Friday night - the Mountain to Mouth Gathering of the City: Geelong Connected Communities. 

This party of a ceremony, taking place in Steampacket Gardens at 8:20pm is where the walking songline that is Mountain to Mouth meets the festivities of Geelong After Dark.

Proudly brought to revellers this Friday night by Geelong Connected Communities, we are super excited for the ceremony, for so many reasons.

Firstly, it involves many varied groups from the Geelong community who have all come together to choreograph an awesome dance extravaganza - lead by the wondrous Gilbert Douglas. Gilbert Douglas is a founding member of the Tumbuka Dance Company for modern dance.  "Originating from Zimbabwe, but now living in Australia, Gilbert Douglas is one of Southern Africa’s most respected contemporary dance choreographers and teachers". With Gilbert joining the list of awesome  artists joining the party this Friday, his extensive touring of so many of Europe and Africa's biggest festivals is sure to extend to Steampacket Gardens when the sun goes down! 

There is another awesome reason why, alongside Gilbert Douglas and the huge support given by Geelong Connected Communities, this event will be such an amazing experience - the extraordinary Lighting Art bonanza constructed by the world famous Phil Lethlean!

Once again if you havn't heard of Phil, then you should have! He's very long list of projects stretching across the international community is certainly one to be admired. He's work as the leading designer for Light Designs Australia has seen him involved with White Night Melbourne, Melbourne Comedy Festival, The Pacific Games Opening Ceremony last year as well as the very memorable 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games - yes, that was Phil's work you saw take over the Yarra River that fine evening! 

Fish on the Yarra

Fish on the Yarra

The M~M Gathering of the City: Geelong Connected Communities will be a party to remember so make sure you're there at 8:20pm in Steampacket Gardens by the foreshore to welcome in the Mountain to Mouth walkers and witness all the magic first hand.