Vale Annie Greig

The dance community is in mourning following the death of Tasdance’s longest serving Artistic Director last week.

A giant of the dance sector, the much loved and admired Annie Greig died last Tuesday 2 November – a few days shy of her 68th birthday – after a long illness.

Born and raised in Launceston, Greig studied ballet when young and later moved to Hobart to study physical education. She became a devotee of contemporary dance following a secondment with Elizabeth Dalman’s Australian Dance Theatre in Adelaide in the 1970s.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts