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Digital Dance Theatre Class  

Join our digital dance theatre session for the ageless, welcoming seniors aged 55+ for an inspiring and socially creative workshop inspired by the great tradition of dance theatre.

Digital Dance Theatre Workshop | Sydney Opera House Presents

Pre-sale and on-sale information

Pre-sale timings:

  • Insider Member Priority – Tuesday 24 January, 9am
  • What's on Priority sale – Wednesday 25 January, 9am

General public on sale Friday 27 January, 9am

Friday 3 March & Friday 5 May 2023

Friday 3 March, 2pm - 3pm

Friday 5 May, 2pm - 3pm

Recommended for adults 55+

No previous Dance or Theatre experience is necessary. Facilitators will guide participants in movement exercises and activities that meet their physical movement levels.

Standard tickets from $10 | $8.50 Booking Fee applies per transaction

Ticket Description & price
  All tickets
Digital $10

Each ticket purchase for this event permits you to connect with one viewing device. There is no limit on the number of participants who can attend via your registered viewing device although we strongly recommend your group have enough space to dance and move comfortably. If your group wishes to join via multiple viewing devices, please purchase each connection separately.

The only authorised ticket agency for this event is Sydney Opera House. For more information about Authorised Agencies, see the FAQ below. Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied at all times. 

The duration of this event is 60 minutes

Event duration is a guide only and may be subject to change.

What you need to know

Participants must have a strong internet connection, viewing device and access to Zoom (this link will be emailed to you upon registration) to join this live digital tour.

A large viewing device such as an iPad, Computer Screen or TV screen is recommended for the best experience.

The workshop will commence at 2pm via Zoom but we recommend you login to the call a minimum of 15 minutes prior to the start time to allow sufficient time to test your connection and device.

"Dance, dance, otherwise we are lost."
 
Pina Bausch
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Inspiring and social creative workshop

Join our digital dance theatre session for the ageless, welcoming seniors aged 55+ for an inspiring and social creative workshop inspired by the great tradition of dance theatre.

You will move and explore creative expression and storytelling through a gentle online dance class, connected with a physical exploration of theatre, memories and the imagination. The movement class is followed by a conversation about dance theatre's great moments with dance artist and educator Diane Busuttil.

This class is designed for those new to dance and movement, wanting to explore creative expression, build strength and mobility, improve balance, and increase short-term memory and musicality. Livestreamed from the Sydney Opera House's Centre for Creativity, this class is a great option if you can't join us for an in-person class or prefer to participate from the comfort of your own home.

Connect solo or gather a group to fulfil your creative potential! 

Presented by Sydney Opera House

Meet the Artist

Diane Busuttil

Diane's background is in dance, choreography, and live performance. She has worked as an independent dancer, choreographer and performer for many years throughout Australia, Europe and Asia. Diane has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance, and a Master of Research Degree. In 2000, Diane was awarded a DAAD scholarship to study BODY at The International Women's University in Germany which initiated her fifteen-year stay in Berlin, Germany where she worked primarily in dance theatre as well as opera, circus and traditional theatre.

Through Creative Caring, Diane facilitates creativity through dance, which has the power to open hearts, change minds and bring people from diverse cultural backgrounds and abilities together. Creative Caring projects are often participatory and collaborative, reaching out to different communities and across sectors, focusing on the union of arts and health to act as a remedy for our personal and social ills. Diane brings dance programs to seniors in many formats; through socially engaged practice in a community setting, in aged care homes, and in residential living. Additionally, she teaches dance composition and performance to tertiary students. Each program is specifically tailored to the age and movement capacity of the participants. She has over 20 years of experience working with older people as a trainer, facilitator, and movement consultant.

Diane's philosophy is that movement is a primary expressive language and a strong artistic tool that binds people, through creativity, to their community. Through dance theatre programs, Diane builds a sense of belonging through socially engaged art practices. Recently Diane undertook a CASE Incubator residency with The CAD Factory.

Portrait of Diane Busuttil

Frequently Asked Questions - Digital Workshops

Who is this workshop suited to?

 

This session is available to adults at all movement and mobility levels aged 55+ years. No previous Dance or Theatre experience is necessary. Faciliators will guide participants in movement exercises and activities that meet their physical movement levels.

What you need to know

Participants must have a strong internet connection, viewing device and access to Zoom (this link will be emailed to you upon registration) to join this live digital tour.

A large viewing device such as an iPad, Computer Screen or TV screen is recommended for the best experience.

The workshop will commence at 2pm via Zoom but we recommend you login to the call a minimum of 15 minutes prior to the start time to allow sufficient time to test your connection and device.

Can multiple people connect via my registration?

Registration for this event permits you to connect with one viewing device. There is no limit on the number of participants who can attend via your registered viewing device. If your group wishes to join via multiple viewing devices, please register each connection separately.

What time do I need to arrive before my digital class?

Please join the call 15 minutes before your class to allow sufficient time to test your connection and devices.

What do I need?

Make some space to move comfortably and safely during this workshop. Have a water bottle nearby and wear whatever you're most comfortable in - ideally your favourite dancing pants! If it's comfortable and safe to do so, please wear shoes you can take off, as this workshop is best done barefoot!

Who are the authorised ticket sellers for this event? 

The authorised agency for this event is the Sydney Opera House.

Only tickets purchased by authorised agencies should be considered reliable. If you purchase tickets from a non-authorised agency such as Ticketmaster Resale, Viagogo, Ticketbis, eBay, Gumtree, Tickets Australia or any other unauthorised seller, you risk that these tickets are fake, void or have previously been cancelled. RESALE RESTRICTION APPLIES. For more details, please refer to our General Terms and Conditions for Tickets and Attendance at Events.

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