Spring for Seniors Digital Dance Theatre Class
16 June & 21 July 2023
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.
Friday 16 June
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Friday 21 July
2:30pm - 3:30pm
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 (Please do accurately reflect the number of participants as best as you can). If your group wishes to join via multiple viewing devices, please purchase each connection separately.
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.
This program runs for approximately 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.
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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'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.
Frequently asked questions
Please join the call 15 minutes before your class to allow sufficient time to test your connection and devices.
The authorised agency for this event is the Sydney Opera House.
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