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Spring for Seniors Digital Dance Theatre Class

16 June & 21 July 2023

Digital workshop

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.

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 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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