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Dancers with Disabilities Workshop

January 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm UTC+10

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until January 17, 2020


January workshop for dancers living with disabilities

Canberra Dance Theatre is delighted to announce a January workshop with Carol Brown and Cathy Coombs for dancers living with disabilities.

Workshop Details

Dates: Tuesday 14th to Friday 17th January 2020
Times: Tuesday: 1.30-3.30pm; Wednesday to Friday: 10.00-3.30pm (including a 45 min lunch break)
Venue: Canberra Dance Theatre, Corner Barry Drive and Kingsley St, City. CDT is a fully accessible space
Cost: $220 (early bird by 9 December) then $250

About Carol and Cathy

Carol is an award winning choreographer, dance tutor and performer who has led community dance in the Swansea Bay area of Wales, UK for over 30 years.  She has created countless productions on professional and community casts of up to 300 people in community settings, theatres and on television. Carol has worked in Europe, Africa and Asia Minor including on the Adugna Project for street children in Ethiopia.  She has instigated and organised cultural exchanges for Welsh groups with partners in Germany, Lithuania, Uganda, South Africa Spain and Scotland.

IN 2014, Carol founded Dragon’s Heart & Dragon’s Soul, a company of diverse capacity artists who dance meaningful full length pieces unaided by volunteers. Speaking of the development of her first work for the company, Sorrowful Sun, she says “The heart of our approach would be using dance as a field of action to give value to difference. We would work to the abilities and needs of each dancer while challenging them to go beyond what they thought would be possible.”

Cathy has concentrated since 1994 on teaching and choreographing on people of all ages and abilities, particularly young people and people with disabilities.  This includes forming her own dance school, leading on a music and dance workshop tour for disabled people in the Swansea Bay Area, working on soundbeam projects for people with disability, facilitating a learning disabled company of dancers to perform in the 2000 Special Olympics Opening Ceremony, at large theatres such as Swansea Grand, at the Itenere Festival in Spain and at a cultural exchange with Wales, Spain and Scotland.  Cathy has worked as assistant to Carol Brown on projects in Wales, Malta and Australia as an artist in the collective Draig Tan/Fire Dragon Productions.

About the workshop

Be prepared to play movement games, develop movement skills, and be creative – all focussed on boosting your confidence and doing lots of dancing. Bring along your favourite piece of music – these will be incorporated into a dance you will learn. This dance explores the subject of home.  At the end of the workshop, there will be an informal showing for your family and friends.

We will look for other opportunities to perform the work again later in the year.

Book now to secure your place

Places are limited so secure yours now.
For bookings and/or more information contact Jacqui Simmonds, CDT Artistic Coordinator: [email protected]


January 16
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Canberra Dance Theatre


Canberra Dance Theatre
Cnr Barry Dr & Kingsley St
Canberra, ACT Australia
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