MULTICULTURAL BIRTHDAY NIGHT
Woody Point Hall, Qld
7 March 2009
A veritable mix of many cultures in this photo ..
German ~ Dutch ~ English ~ Rumanian ~ New Zealander ~ Czech ~ Austrian ~ Scottish ~ Australian
The party was a surprise party for Wolfgang Kreuzer arranged by Marianne Prell.
The reason that there was such a wide multicultural group is that both Wolfgang and Marianne are the German presenters on
the ethnic radio station, 4EB ~ 98. 1 FM in Brisbane.
Because of their involvement with all nationalities at the radio station broadcasting in 50 languages::
(from Southern India)
and their involvement with
Deutsches Theater Down Under
which is the only German language theater group in Australia.
The group began in 1987 to involve young adult German expatriates and students of German language.
Their work is sometimes heard on
It is always a suprise mix of cultures at any of their gatherings.
AND NO-ONE EXPRESSES SURPRISE BETTER THAN MONICA GILFEDDER.
Much of the entertainment was a surprise and of a phenomenal standard.
Monica Gilfedder has trained with Marcel Marceau in France and is a brilliant Mime Artist.
I had taken Dot along just to be amongst people at a party and yet seeing Monica
was probably incredible for her. With Dot's loss of speech and communication, she reads faces and responds in her facial gestures.
Monica's performance is all just facial expressions so it was as if she was "talking" to Dot the whole time.
Rainer Harald ~ Guitarist and Singer
Rainer Harald Guitarist in background
Peter Tennyson photographing Dot
The guitarist held everyone's attention and had he had a CD of his music would have bought it then and there.
Wolfgang Kreuzer (his surprise birthday), Marianne Prell and Stefan Lehmann
When the party was winding down at the end of the evening, one of the guests, Stefan Lehmann, a concert pianist, simply played the piano in the background.
Just a beautiful way to spend an evening and also a way to experience other's multicultural views and culture.
The food, technically from all around the world, was fabulous.
Helen from Holland (right)
There is only beauty in the interactions of the people Dot meets. This lady was from Holland and you can tell by
Dot's reciprocal smile that she is connected to the person when she is listening to them.
Annemarie from Germany (left)