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Event: Machu Picchu Tangent Evening at SLSA

TANGENT: Machu Picchu

A series of discussions exploring the links between State Theatre Company’s productions and literature, for lovers of words and theatre.

6pm, Monday 21 March
Hetzel Lecture Theatre, Institute Building, State Library of South Australia, North Terrace, Adelaide.

‘Can life-threatening injury or illness bring positive change?’

Machu Picchu tells us the story of a mid-life couple who are forced to reassess their priorities after a car accident, in which one walks away unscathed and the other is terribly injured. Panellists Dale Elliot and Malcolm Bond will share their own insights and experiences into the transformation that can occur after a medical emergency.

State Theatre Company’s production of Machu Picchu plays at Dunstan Playhouse 13 April – 1 May, 2016. Book tickets here.


All sessions are $5 and include complimentary wine and cheese. Bookings are essential: Click here to book.

For more information, please contact State Library of South Australia on (08) 8207 7626



Malcolm Bond

Associate Professor Malcolm Bond is a health psychologist who has worked in the School of Medicine at Flinders University for over 30 years. He has published approximately 90 peer reviewed articles nationally and internationally. His PhD concerned Social Cognitive Motivation, with much of his consequent research applying this knowledge base to medical situations. He has particular interests in caregiver wellbeing, stress, adaptation to chronic disease, somatization, and health-related motivation and decision-making.

Dale Elliott

Dale was a full time commercial pilot and a licenced aircraft engineer before a devastating motorbike accident at 26 years of age left him a paraplegic. Today, Dale is a motivational speaker and award winning comedian. On an International level, he has spoken at events with audiences of over 10,000 people. He received a 2010 Citizen of the Year Award and was awarded the Kerrie Nairn Scholarship for Public Speaking presented by The Hon Julia Gillard MP and The National Speakers Assoc of Australia in 2008. In 2010, Dale handcycled 5000km across Australia from Melbourne to Darwin raising $60k for disabled children. He is Australia’s first and only paraplegic skydiver and is planning to be the first paraplegic in the world to dive in a wingsuit. Dale has written a book, ‘Can’t Walk, Can Fly’ about how he adapted to his new situation, believed in his ability to succeed and achieved things he never thought possible.