Meryl Tankard's MICHELLE'S STORY, produced by Kate Croser, has won the audience award for Best Short at the Adelaide Film Festival. These awards are the people’s choice awards, and the winners reflect the most popular films seen at the Festival, which ran October 15-25 across Adelaide.MICHELLE'S STORY was partlyf unded by the Festival’s Investment Fund, is an uplifting look at the life of Adelaide-based dancerMichelle Ryan, who was one of Australia's leading artists, dancing under choreographer Meryl Tankard at the Australian Dance Theatre. From there she toured the world until her dancing came to an abrupt end after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Betrayed by her body she loses her career, mobility and marriage. This story offers insight into the world of dance and disability and the liberating power of art.
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29 October 2015