In 1980 Impulse Dance Theatre performed at Evans Bay Intermediate in Wellington as part of a schools tour. During the performance Michael Dickinson (pictured), encased in a long green stocking, rolled out onto the stage then crawled towards and into a crowd of children, whose screams and laughter filled the hall.
Impulse dancers, like those in many other companies, were a versatile bunch – the costume Dickinson is wearing was probably made by one of them – and not highly paid. The company folded in 1982, when the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council cut its funding.
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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
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