About Zsuzsanna Soboslay

Zsuzsi Soboslay has a practice in writing, theater, dance, and community cultural development. She specialises in collaborative work across disciplines and has a special interest in the stories of immigrants and refugees, as well as experience of place. She has received numerous awards and residences, initiates collaborations with musicians and visual artists, and has a special ability to bring out the best in people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. She was recipient of the ACT Multicultural Award for Outstanding Excellence in the area of ‘Creative Services and Experiences for the Community through Art, Media or Culture,’ 2018.

The Culture Hub (2018-21)

By | 2019-10-08T01:20:47+00:00 June 11th, 2019|inclusion projects, Upcoming Events|

The Culture Hub is a work-in-progress with the north Canberra Dinka (South Sudanese) diaspora community. This intergenerational and intercultural project creates a ‘safe village’ environment for the Dinka to restore and maintain cultural practices. From here, members can share with and contribute to the larger Canberra community from a basis of their strengths as [...]

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

By | 2019-10-08T01:19:05+00:00 June 11th, 2019|collaborations, cross-discipilary, cross-disciplinary, ecology, educational, environmental sciences, galleries and visual arts, inclusion projects, intercultural, performance, theatre, Upcoming Events|

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, just outside the ACT. It deals with history, human footprints, cultural differences and ‘deep time’. The project establishes partnerships between [...]

The Portrait Piper

By | 2019-07-08T01:16:57+00:00 November 4th, 2018|collaborations, galleries and visual arts, performance, Uncategorized|

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 what you are creating…” [writer, [...]

Time Borrowed/Subnivien

By | 2019-06-17T06:29:53+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|collaborations, dance ecology, galleries and visual arts, performance, philosophy & ethics|

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 cannot see.   The weaving--a [...]

Ventilate, part of Contour 556

By | 2018-11-25T03:53:18+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|collaborations, dance ecology, galleries and visual arts, performance, philosophy & ethics, theatre|

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 | 2018-11-25T04:00:59+00:00 October 22nd, 2016|Anthems and Angels Trilogy, collaborations, cross-disciplinary, homepage, intercultural, migration and exile, performance, theatre|

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 performers Chris and Robin--wickedly funny--have [...]

Compassion Plays begins!

By | 2018-11-25T04:00:20+00:00 October 22nd, 2016|Anthems and Angels Trilogy, homepage, inclusion projects, intercultural, migration and exile, performance, theatre|

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 | 2018-11-25T04:01:26+00:00 October 5th, 2016|Anthems and Angels Trilogy, cross-disciplinary, homepage, intercultural, migration and exile, performance, theatre|

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 shape the performance. Each show [...]

Rest as engagement, not retreat..

By | 2017-10-19T17:54:32+00:00 February 22nd, 2014|bodysongs, homepage, philosophy & ethics|

I lay in my bath, at the end of a long-road day, feeling sore and tired, glad to be held by the water. I came to an understanding that what feels restful is often not about feeling 'in retreat'. I feel the support of water across all my limbs, my lower back, my upper back, [...]

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