ST PATRICK’S DAY DINNER
(BYO drinks and Irish jokes)
Venue: St Michael’s & All Angels Church Bridgewater
Date: Fri 17th March Time: 6.30 for 7pm Cost: $25
Nibbles and complimentary glass of Champagne
If you have special dietary needs, Please let us know!
Menu: Irish Stew with Dumplings—Gluten Free,
Mashed Spuds, Peas and Soda Bread
Bread & Butter Pudding /Fruit Salad Tea/Coffee Raffle
RSVP ASAP to Barbara Riches or Vee Noble
Soup Suppers will be held at the Parish Hall, Crafers, on Tuesday March 7 and Tuesday 14 March, until building commences on the Hall project. Then they will move to Bridgewater.
Into the Desert combines Australian history and literature with the centuries old wisdom of Desert monasticism. It is written by ABM’s Reconciliation Coordinator Celia Kemp, who draws on her own experience of living in the Australian desert to create a truly special publication.
Debut will provide an invaluable professional development opportunity. The Debut project will see a season of five stunning and diverse short works integrating dancers with and without disability presented at the new Restless Dance Theatre Studio.
The program will nurture and unleash the potential of the artists involved, deepening their understanding of the artistic process – from the beginning of a creative idea to the final curtain call. The Debut process is inclusive of and responsive to the skills, interests and needs of the emerging disabled choreographers. The five directors have been chosen and partnered with their experienced and skilled mentors:
James Bull will be mentored by Nadia Cusimano
Josh Campton will be mentored by Gina Rings
Chris Dyke will be mentored by Larissa McGowan
Jianna Georgiou will be mentored by Peter Sheedy
Rachel High will be mentored by Lisa Heaven
Michelle Ryan will oversee the project and ensure that the highest standards of inclusive practice pervade the work of the mentors and the directors. The directors will work within a framework of process and presentation that is supportive and inclusive. The mentors will support the directors in analysing their creative process, providing feedback and encouragement and, acting as the outside eye on the work. It is also a fantastic opportunity for the directors to develop relationships with their mentors and the broader dance community.
Each director will work with their mentor to develop their ideas prior to the rehearsals. The rehearsals will take place during September and October with the Studio and the Meeting Room at Gilles Street being fully utilised to accommodate the 5 directors. The performance season will be on the 20-22nd and the 27th-29th October. There will be an accessible performance with audio description and Auslan signing.
The casts for the five pieces will be drawn from the Restless ensembles as well as other young non disabled dancers. All of the members of the ensembles will benefit from the experience of Debut – not just those chosen to direct. Dancers with disability from the Restless ensembles will benefit from seeing their peers take on the responsibilities of creating a new work, for this enhances their own confidence as artists to respond positively to artistic challenges in the future. Debut is a valuable professional development for all the participants and enriches the creative abilities of all the ensemble members.