DISCObedience + Creative Responses to the DRY

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Australian Dance Party’s Alison Plevey will lead a rehearsed dance for Climate Strike and a dance workshop in Bathurst this week.


Dance for Climate Strike

DISCObedience is on Friday 29th November from 4.00pm to 5.00pm. This will provide local citizens with an opportunity to share their love of the environment and express their local environmental concerns.

This joyous event is led by dance artist and local girl, Alison Plevey, and supported by the Bathurst Community Climate Action Network (BCCAN).

“Inspired by the 70s, together we will dance our way through Bathurst to try and wake people out of their ‘funk’ and encourage them to address the Climate Emergency and other environmental issues,” Alison Plevey said.

Those who are unable to dance or have chorophobia – the very real fear of dancing – are very welcome to join us and roll or walk alongside the dance party. Everyone is invited to wear their most sparkly and colourful outfits!

“We are hosting two rehearsals next week to learn a short piece of choreography and get crafty making some posters.”

“The rehearsals will be drop in and drop out as you need! If you can’t attend either rehearsal you can still join us for the DISCObedience. We will be posting short videos of the choreography on the Facebook event for you to learn and practice at home.”

BCCAN will be providing some snacks and craft supplies at the rehearsals. Please bring yourselves and any additional craft supplies!

First Rehearsal 

When:             Wednesday 27th November 2019 from 5pm to 7pm.

Where:           BMEC Theatre, 105 William St

Second Rehearsal 

When:             Thursday 28th November 2019 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm.

Where:           CSU Creative Industries Building along Research Station Drive (see below map – the Creative Industries Building is marked with a red X, and parking is marked with a red P).

Directions:      Enter CSU from Browning Street. Drive along Research Station Drive passing Wiradyuri Road and Orchard Court. You will see the Creative Industries Building on your left, before Ordnance Road.

The DISCObedience:

When:             Friday 29th November 2019 from 4.00pm to 5.00 pm.

Where:           Meet at Machattie Park near the Rotunda from 3:30pm. The DISCObedience will get moving at 4pm sharp.

The DISCObedience dance path:

Workshop:  Creative Responses to the DRY

Professional dance theatre artist and choreographer, Alison Plevey is calling for participants to join her residency project at Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre (BMEC) and Charles Sturt University (CSU), supported by Critical Path.

In an experimental process, Alison will lead an open creative workshop to investigate how arts can respond to the climate emergency and in particular the drought. She will lead discussions, group and solo creative tasks with the aim to seed new initiatives, in the arts or otherwise, to work towards sustainable futures.

Community members of all ages, artists, non-artists, Wiradjuri peoples, scientists… are all welcome to join the process and to test this approach to activating change and seed new sustainability actions.

Bio: Alison is an award-winning dance theatre artists and performance maker who grew up in Bathurst and trained at WAAPA. She is Associate Director of Lingua Franca, Bathurst and Party Leader of Australian Dance Party, Canberra. Her practice spans dance, physical theatre, site specific work, film, community and youth projects and activism. You can see her recent work on the Australian Dance Party website.

Details: Saturday 30th November, 2pm-5pm, CSU, Creative Industries, Studio A, see X on map below
To Register: Via Eventbrite

Supported by Bathurst Community Climate Action Network Inc

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