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.

NEW! Arts Doula–creative care services

By | 2021-09-28T04:35:11+00:00 April 6th, 2021|bodysongs, clinical practice, cross-disciplinary, shamanism|

Arts Doula is a creative care service to assist birth, death and other life transitions. I offer cognitive and physiological re-framing during exacting times. Services now include Engage-A-Griot, and bespoke meditation/re-visioning sessions for individuals, families and communities. With 30 years' experience in counselling, transformative bodywork and creative collaborations, I am upgrading qualifications for certification as [...]

For 2021: Re-Storying: resilience (open access program)

By | 2021-09-26T03:48:13+00:00 March 2nd, 2021|bodysongs, clinical practice, homepage, shamanism, Upcoming Events|

Re-Storying is a practical, grounding, therapeutic and reinvigorating free program, created in partnership with ACT Health and The Street Theater, Canberra. It shares restorative, regenerative practices  and is available in person and online. All modules are free, to anyone, from anywhere, who registers. Zoom sessions throughout August-October; online (anytime access)  available soon. https://www.thestreet.org.au/artists/re-storying/ https://www.instagram.com/creativerestore/   [...]

Recovery and resilience: Darkpond

By | 2020-06-01T05:54:13+00:00 April 28th, 2020|bodysongs, collaborations, cross-disciplinary, dance ecology, ecology, inclusion projects, shamanism|

Homage to Rosedale. With Sam James, first reconnoitre on the NSW South Coast following the bushfires. Photo and video: Samuel James, Shimmerpixel.

The Spread of Fear and Fire [i]

By | 2021-09-28T01:17:34+00:00 April 28th, 2020|bodysongs, clinical practice, collaborations, cross-disciplinary, dance ecology, ecology, environmental sciences, performance, shamanism|

For International Dance Day, 2020. Sometimes our dance is about grief... Film and video by Samuel James, Shimmerpixel

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 [...]