The Merry Makers documentary(The Music in Me) is a popular DVD in the library and now we have a great companion book to it, Love is in the Air by Sue Williams (ABC Books, 2009.) A more complete history of the dance group is told in the book and then it is followed by profiles of many of the members, guest stars, helpers and groups that have started up after master classes with the Merry Makers. There are photos throughout the book of the performers and their families.
The history is very interesting as are the profiles. After the initial history, the chapters can be read separately as there is a bit of repetition of events being told in different contexts. The story is totally inspirational and makes you wish every person could belong to such a group. Many of the dancers profiled in the book are members of Down Syndrome NSW so you may see many that you recognise. Tonight as part of the International Day of People with Disability, the Merry Makers will perform at the Sydney Theatre in Walsh Bay.
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