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Saltbush Dance Workshop

14 & 15 April 2023

School Holiday Workshop with Nathan Leslie

In the Centre for Creativity


Join Gamilaroi and Mandandanji dancer Nathan Leslie for a creative workshop exploring dance and cultural knowledge in response to the acclaimed performance Saltbush.

A dance journey for children through Australia's First Nations culture

Inspired by the performance of Saltbush, join Gamilaroi and Mandandanji dancer Nathan Leslie for sixty minutes of dance and cultural knowledge, in a playful workshop for children and their carers.

In this workshop, children will learn traditional dance moves as Nathan responds and reflects on the internationally acclaimed performance Saltbush. This is a once-off opportunity to dance, play and learn alongside one of Australia’s most experienced First Nations dancers and develop a deeper connection with this enduring piece of dance.

Sydney Opera House Presents

Nathan Leslie Meet the artist

Nathan Leslie is a proud Gamilaroi and Mandandanji Man of north-western NSW and southern Qld. He studied at ACPA under the artistic direction of Michael Leslie. Nathan also studied Dance at QUT and graduated from WAAPA (Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts). Nathan has worked with choreographers and directors such as Csaba Buday, Evan Jones, Keith Hawley, Graham Watson, Jeffery Tan, Rhoda Roberts, Gina Rings, Francis Rings and Leigh Warren. Nathan has trained with Australian Dance Theatre, Leigh Warren and Dancers, Netherlands Dance Theatre, Bangarra Dance Theatre and Sydney Dance Company. Nathan has performed at most major festivals and venues around the country. He is a seasoned dance and cultural knowledge teacher and community cultural practitioner. Nathan follows his call to dance, perform and share culture, allowing his spirit to connect with the Greater Spirit. To his ancestors, our ancestors to our great Ancestral Beings; he is a vehicle, as they guide him on his path.

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