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BODYECOLOGY

BodyEcology is a practice centred in relationship and inclusion. Zsuzsi Soboslay is its founding practitioner. She works as a performer and director, choreographer, artist, writer and bodywork therapist across the eastern states of Australia. The practice makes contemporary some of the most ancient indigenous and shamanic principles :that everything has life and ‘language’ and deserves our consideration and respect.

 Performance

Performance projects range from site-specific events to inclusive community classes, professional collaborations for the concert stage and events at national institutions such as the National Gallery of Australia, the CSIRO and the National Film and Sound Archive.

 Research and Writing

Zsuzsi is currently focussing on ecology, inclusion projects, immigration history and the refugee experience. She has curated three nationally-significant museum exhibitions. Her work as a writer spans essays, playscripts, and two decades of writings on music, dance, art, theatre and performance.

Bodywork

The term ‘ecology’, in our daily lives, relates to how we take care of ourselves, how we caretake and relate to our landscape and each other, and whether or not we feel ‘at home’. Such thinking can make a great difference to our health and wellbeing and the choices we feel free to take in the world.

Ongoing projects

From the Blog

The Portrait Piper

By | November 4th, 2018|

Zsuzsi Soboslay, with flautist extraordinaire Eliza Shephard, leads a new guided interpretation of the life of portraits in the National Portrait Gallery, NPG Spring Festival, Oct 28, 2018. “We need a different kind of language and a different emotional register if we are going to touch people…. And that’s [...]

Time Borrowed/Subnivien

By | October 2nd, 2018|

Remembering a favourite collaboration with visual artist Annee Miron and sound artist Clive Bourne, @ CraftACT Craft and Design Centre, May 2017. Part of an exhibition of works by artists involved over 10 years of residences at Namadgi National Park   Time Borrowed/Subnivien: beneath us, a world we [...]

Ventilate, part of Contour 556

By | October 2nd, 2018|

Artwork by S.A.Adair, collaboration with dancer/theatre-maker Zsuzsi Soboslay and musician Richard Johnson, Saturday Oct 6@2pm Getting ready to perform within S.A.Adair's beautiful, moving installation work on Saturday at 2pm. Part of Contour 556, Commonwealth Place, East Space Gallery, Saturday October 6 @ 2pm.    

Fine judgments of our souls…

By | October 22nd, 2016|

Week Two! and we have rehearsed with our three generous musicians, Ben Drury, Richard Johnson, Jess Green and Michael Misa. Pastor Peter Kuot is deciding which of his stories of South Sudanese agricultural life to tell. School students from Marist College are coming to workshops this weekend, and our [...]

Compassion Plays begins!

By | October 22nd, 2016|

Anthems and Angels: The Compassion Plays: A performance event about longing, loss, and the resilience of people in exile. Developed from years of research in and amongst community. There will be live music, singing, dance, intercultural storytelling, and a share community feast!

The Compassion Plays

By | October 5th, 2016|

So...we are about to embark on Anthems and Angels,Mark II: the Compassion Plays. The project theme is the condition of exile and the experience of refugees. The performance structure is the medieval 'passion play', which invites its audience to travel through different ‘story stations’ and interact with and help [...]

equivalence (finale)

By | February 22nd, 2014|

So, what did I observe, as I sat in the 'spectator space' as an outsider to a long, slow process of education into tradition... I watched my friend pause (cautiously, nervously, in her act of pouring tea, sweat forming on her upper lip, her eyes sliding towards her teacher, [...]

New Works

Moon Stories: The Day the World Changed! (2019)

Moon Stories: The Day the World Changed!  is a project that commemorates the 50th anniversary year of the broadcast of the first Moon Walk from the Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station, [...]

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