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Spring for Seniors Monthly Dance Theatre Class

2 February - 10 May 2024

In the Centre for Creativity

Kids & Families

Join our monthly 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.

Inspiring and social creative workshop

Join our monthly 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 dance class connected with a physical exploration of theatre, memories and the imagination. The movement class is followed by a conversation, over coffee, about Dance Theatre's great moments with dance artist and educator Diane Busuttil.

This Dance Theatre 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, as well as meet new friends in the beautiful surroundings of Sydney Opera House.

Come solo or bring a group of friends to fulfil your creative potential!

Prior to the workshop, please notify us if you will need a chair for the session, so we can have those available. Please email accessibility@sydneyoperahouse.com to request a chair or notify our team of any additional needs you may have.

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 teachs 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.

Diane Busuttil a flim actress in a black dress.

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