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, [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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!
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 [...]
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, [...]
A client talked about how embarrassed he had been about his recent behaviour. A trained facilitator, he was about to embark on a great Odyssee and he feared his ego had got the better of him in the last few months. "There I was, acting out..." he complained [about himself]. I promised him I [...]
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, asking all at once for [...]