Ballet? Contemporary Dance? Physical Theatre? What will I actually experience?
When you go to dance performances, have you ever thought "I didn't really understand what was happening" or "I liked it, but I don't know why"
This workshop will explore and demystify some of the enigma surrounding dance performances. Discussions will reveal why certain styles or themes of dance are more popular than others and how to increase your appreciation of dance as an art form. A wide range of performances on dvd and video will help you understand various dance styles and spark your enthusiasm to see more!
Head of Dance in the Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology. Shaaron Boughen has worked as a performer, teacher, curator and costume designer in the UK and Australia, and has choreographed over 30 works.
Currently investigating the living body in digital spaces, Shaaron is a published dance writer, and is Queensland Dance reviewer for The Australian.
Bring a drink and nibbles, enjoy some great viewing and shared ideas - and immerse yourself in dance.
Saturday 5 2.00pm $25 The J
Duration: 2.5 hours.
Downloadable: Full 'The Noosa Longweekend' Festival Programme
Event Name: The Noosa Longweekend
Dates (2008): 4-13 July 2008
Location: various venues and locations throughout the Noosa Shire
Telephone: 07 5474 9941
Fax: 07 5474 9940
Combine arts and culture with sun and sand at The Noosa Longweekend in one of the world's most enviable destinations. The Noosa Longweekend is an annual 10-day festival of theatre, dance, music, visual arts, food, film, literature and thought-provoking, barrier-breaking forums, that has become recognised as one of Australia's foremost regional cultural events. The Noosa Longweekend offers a unique cultural experience that engages audiences with a quality artistic program, world-class cuisine, and the stunning natural environment unique to Noosa. Established in 2002 by prominent Australian playwright David Williamson, his wife Kristin and former Berlin Philharmonic violinist Brett Dean, the festival continues to attract some of Australia's and the world's best artists, performers, writers, film-makers, musicians, environmentalists and commentators.
The 2008 program includes Amanda Muggleton, Max Gillies, Opera Australia, Circa, Geraldine Doogue, Barrie Cassidy, Maggie Beer, John Buchanan, Kaz Cooke, Hugh Mackay, Monsieur Camembert, The Idea of North, Sara Storer. Plus an extensive free community program including lots of school holiday activities for kids, teens and families.
Noosa's unique geography and village-style atmosphere provide the inspiring backdrop for this festival that offers visitors beautiful beaches and national parks, fabulous food and culture - nourishment for the body, mind and soul. A celebration that embraces diversity, The Noosa Longweekend presents a broad program of ticketed, low-cost and free events that entertains, enlivens and inspires its many different audiences.
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