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Sprung!! Intergrated Dance Theatre

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Sprung!! Intergrated Dance Theatre

Move it Make it Dance Workshops
Maclean Civic Hall, 50 River St, Maclean NSW

First four Sundays in Term Four: 16 Oct, Oct 23, Oct 30, Nov 6 10am – 1pm

Sprung!! is offering a pilot series of dance workshops, supported by Clarence Valley Council.

Sprung!! Is a specialist dance-theatre company that trains, nurtures and mentors’ people with and without disabilities to find their unique skills and style in movement and character. They have been short-listed for two Australian Dance Awards for outstanding community dance, and over the past decade have run many hundreds of integrated community dance and theatre workshops throughout the Northern Rivers and beyond.

Clarence Valley community was introduced to Sprung!! through their theatre show, French Cafe, which played at the Criterion Theatre in  Grafton as part of the recent Plunge Festival, featuring on Channel 10’s The Project (https://www.facebook.com/TheProjectTV/videos/583721226280013 ).

Now Sprung!! are welcoming new participants from the Clarence Valley to try out the workshops in this pilot series.  Sprung!! hopes to build a large enough participant base to continue offering regular classes in Clarence. With the Clarence Valley Council’s support, they will be offering the workshops on Sundays in the first four weeks of term four.

Our friendly specialist tutors, Katie and Jade, will guide participants through a range of exercises and tasks, to suit their level, with the aims of enjoyment of their own unique physical expression and the discovery of new ways of movement. Sprung!!’s unique and inclusive style of dance-making, has been developed over 10 years of practice and performance and follows a variety of creative processes avoiding complicated choreography. The workshops are open to persons from age 16 with and without disability, who have an interest in dance or theatre and the ability to engage.

“We all know that dance is good for your soul, your body, your mind, and integrates all these parts.  Our participants benefit in so many ways from this: socially, emotionally, physical dexterity, balance and fitness,” says Emma Newman, Sprung’s Administrator and Tutor.

Sprung!! also run school holiday programs, the next one being 4th-7th October, in Ballina.

Contact Sprung!! on 0478 879 706 or info@sprung.org.au for more information.

Enquiries: Please contact Sprung!! on 0478 879 706 / info@sprung.org.au

Facebook event:   https://bit.ly/3DEQ4qn

Bookings required:   https://sprungbookings.as.me/

Website: Check out Sprung!!’s work at sprung.org.au.

About the Tutors

Jade Dewi Tyas Tunggal (guest tutor & mentor with Sprung!!)  is a contemporary dance artist, performance maker, producer and educator based at Woombah, NSW. Following a path that led from Newtown High School of  the Performing Arts Sydney, topping NSW in HSC Dance and HSC Classical Ballet, a year of Dance studies at QUT Brisbane and a full scholarship to the University of Florida in Miami USA, she then accepted a scholarship to VCA University of Melbourne gaining a High Distinction Master of Choreography, supporting her 25 years of knowledge and experience. Throughout her career as an independent artist, Jade has danced with many companies, in Australia and abroad including  residencies in India, Indonesia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Spain, France, Austria and  Iceland. Since 2017 Jade has been an Associate Artist for NORPA and also  choreographed their production of Djurra – Bundjalung Dreaming in 2018, plus choreographed and  directed Flow – a Yaegl Story for NORPA in 2021.

Katie Cooper-Wares (main tutor at Sprung!!) is an interdisciplinary performance artist specialising in the forms of Dance, Theatre, Storytelling and Comedy with a strong curiosity for site-specific, interactive, and inclusive work. Also based in Woombah, she regularly devises, directs, produces, curates, facilitates & performs for events and festivals nationwide including Adelaide Fringe Festival, Woodford Folk Festival and Splendour in the Grass. Katie collaborates with arts organisations including NORPA, HOTA, Arts Access Australia, RealArtworks, Lismore Regional Gallery & the Creative Recovery Network. Her recent Professional Development highlights including training with Force Majeure, Zen Zen Zo Theatre, Giovanni Fusetti, Action Theatre Australia, La Pocha Nostra & Matteo Destro. Katie is passionate about ensuring the voices of artists with disability are heard and valued in the creative process.

 

October Holiday Workshops

Tue 4 – Fri 7 Oct
10-4pm
Ballina Scout Hall
Workshops for all, to practice for the Spring Ball! A four-day workshop program to practice and prepare, and have fun and extend our skills, making characters and movement.  You can book in for one or more days.

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The Circus is in town and it is action packed

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The Circus is in town and it is action packed

 

By Samantha Elley

Put your expectations away and open your mind to the ‘edge of your seat’ experience you will be in for when you go to see The Circus in Coffs Harbour.

“We are a seventh generation circus family, originally from Germany,” said tour manager and matriarch, Marie Weber.

“We bring acts that have never been seen under the big top in Australia before.

“These include FMX (freestyle) riders, the splitting globe of death, comedians, aerialists and even a human cannonball.”

Patriarch, Harry Weber, has been involved in the circus touring life for the past 40 years and the family are excited to be in Australia.

“We have been touring in New Zealand, South Africa, Korea and other international areas,” said Marie.

That’s no mean feat with a family of eight children who have all grown up with the circus.

“We have performers from all walks of life,” said Marie.

“There are about 40 crew and performers, including those travelling with families.”

Marie said they are all like one big happy family, especially when they have been working so closely together for so long.

“Most of us have been working together for more than 10 years,” she said.

The Circus has just wound up six shows at Lismore Showgrounds and is now heading to Coffs Harbour where they have a giveaway on their Facebook page ‘Weber Bros Entertainment’ for two VIP packages and 10 double passes to their shows.

They will be performing their action packed shows at Coffs Harbour Showground between June 6th – 16th.

Book your tickets at 0452003300 or online at iticket.com.au for two hours of great family entertainment. Prices range from $35 – $85 for adults and $25-$70 for children.

 

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Italian Renaissance Alive

 

Experience the beauty and brilliance of the Italian masters in “Italian Renaissance Alive,” an immersive journey celebrating Europe’s cultural rebirth. This extraordinary exhibition, from the creators of Van Gogh Alive, takes you on a mesmerising adventure through the 14th to 17th centuries, showcasing masterpieces by some of history’s most renowned artists, including Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Caravaggio, and more.

“Italian Renaissance Alive” brings to life the era’s explosion of art, culture, architecture, sculpture, and literature. As you step into this breathtaking digital multi-sensory gallery, you’ll be surrounded by the grandeur and elegance that defined the Renaissance period. The exhibition is designed to immerse you in the sights and sounds of the time, creating an unforgettable experience that transcends traditional art displays.

Witness iconic works like the awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel ceiling, the enigmatic Mona Lisa, and the enchanting Birth of Venus. These masterpieces are presented in stunning detail, allowing you to appreciate the intricacies and genius of the artists’ techniques. Accompanied by a powerful operatic musical score, the exhibition enhances your sensory experience, evoking the emotions and atmosphere of the Renaissance.

Through “Italian Renaissance Alive”, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the cultural and intellectual movements that shaped the modern world. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to be transported back in time and experience the Renaissance like never before.

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When – on until the 4th of August
  • Where – HOTA, Gold Coast
  • Price – from $29
  • TicketsAvailable here.

 

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Horizon

 

There is a place between sea and sky – a sacred realm, where the sun rises and falls and the light is new.

From two of the world’s great First Nations comes a brand-new work: Horizon. Some call it a feeling, some call it the mother spirit. It’s the place where sea meets sky, the horizon we all look to, the compass that guides us home.

In Bangarra Dance Theatre’s first main stage cross-cultural collaboration, leading Māori choreographer Moss Te Ururangi Patterson joins beloved Bangarra alumna Deborah Brown. Together they guide the award-winning ensemble in stories that honour their mother countries and the spirit that calls them home.

Brown is a proud descendent of the Wakaid Clan and Meriam people in the Torres Strait, with heritage from far across the seas in Scotland. She carries strength and resilience from her ancestors. Patterson was born in Turangi near Lake Taupō, and describes the sense of home as something alive, that he carries like a beating heart.

To open the program, Saibailayg (Saibai Islander) Sani Townson expands his acclaimed work Kulka, debuted in Dance Clan in 2023, to make a thrilling opening piece paying homage to Sani’s grandfather and his Torres Strait heritage.

Come explore the cultural forces that bind us together, across oceans and eons. Experience the resilience of the First Peoples of the Oceania region, that extends across the continent now known as Australia, the Torres Strait Islands and Aotearoa, our southern neighbour.

Horizon is a double bill opening with Kulka by Bangarra alum Sani Townson, followed by the primary piece, The Light Inside, choreographed by Bangarra alum Deborah Brown and Māori choreographer and Arts Laureate Moss Te Ururangi Patterson.

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When – 8-17 of August
  • Where – QPAC
  • Price – from $59
  • TicketsAvailable here.

 

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