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Lisa Lanzi

I thoroughly enjoyed this conversation with Lisa, listen up as she talks about how she got through 2020 and her up and coming interactive gig, Pub Sing

Lisa Lanzi has worked in all areas of the performing arts, securing her first professional gigs at only eight years of age.  Training extensively in her home town of Sydney in classical, tap, jazz and contemporary, Lisa worked as a freelance performer whilst completing a Diploma in Visual Arts (TAFE NSW) and teaching dance at the famed Bodenweiser Dance Centre. Upon moving to Adelaide she completed a degree in Performing Arts (Dance) at Adelaide University followed by an Advanced Diploma of Acting at Adelaide College of the Arts.

As a teacher, lecturer, performer, mentor, director and choreographer Lisa has worked for The Australia Council, Country Arts SA, Carclew Youth Arts Centre, State Theatre Company SA, Australian Dance Theatre, Adelaide Festival and Fringe, Adelaide Cabaret Festival and Cabaret Fringe, Adelaide University, Adelaide College of the Arts, in secondary schools across South Australia, local Councils and private corporations plus the curated Singapore International Fringe Festival to name a few.  She co-founded dance theatre company Splinter and was a cabaret performer with The Tapperuccis for many years.  Lisa’s practice has encompassed community and professional arts projects and her latest projects are with BodySONG and BODYmap.

As co-director of BodySONG Lisa runs community singing events across Adelaide plus a number of movement, theatre and cross-artform in-theatre projects as well as presenting at national conferences and for corporate team-building through song and movement.  With BODYmap, Lisa runs community dance projects and events for older persons, intergenerational groups plus master classes for the likes of Parkinson’s SA and Active Ageing Australia.  “The work I embark upon with people who have not trained as dancers gives me a rare insight into meaningful movement and the enormous impact of dance which subsequently imparts knowledge and intent to my professional areas of practice.”

Lisa is also regularly invited to perform, choreograph and direct work for various companies and institutions in Adelaide and is exploring new horizons as a performer in film and television.  She continues to undertake professional development in theatre and film and is furthering her study of Estill Voice Work. Her career as an actor and theatre director has also imparted much to her choreographic praxis and a desire to make work that combines text with choreography.

 

Importance of early learning

Part 1 and 2 of a wonderful chat I had with Mel Angel and Ned Baulderstone on the importance of early childhood learning and language and place. A fine example of what can be achieved and the benefits that can come from a collaboration with children, teachers, artists and in this case a Kaurna cultural advisor Ngaitalya Tamaru. Part 2 has Ned singing some catchy little songs that came about through that collaboration.

 

Indy Genoa presenter

this is the short story of Indy, in readiness for his presentation at the GENOA Re-store, Re-story seminar. The long story will follow

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Indy lives in a community house in the SF Bay Area – The name of our community project is “The Perch” because we have an amazing view of the SF, the Golden Gate bridge, the ocean and the world! Tons of birds come hang out with us throughout the day. And we get to see the big picture while diving into our little pictures. it’s about living in a community that is active with supporting neighbors and people in need. We get deer visitors often and have an awesome nature reserve in our backyard (literally)

 

 

Cindy Sweats personal pandemic

this podcast captures what happens when you put into lockdown for well over 100 days, a performer, an artist, an extrovert, and an amazing business woman who transformed her story and her way of being into a lockdown coping mechanism for other people that ended up making a profit in a time when so many artists were going broke . And this is all the while she is slipping into her own version of madness.

There are 3 stories here, Cindy the Safety banana performer, Cindy in lockdown and how she gets through it and the Cindy Sweats post viral performer.

 

 

 

 

 

riseup singing for climate change

 

 

these songs speak for themselves

gentle angry people

people gonna rise like the water

we need to build a better future and we need to do it now

BLM 1and 2

Psychiatrist Dr Nick was incredibly generous with his time and expertise. In these 2 episodes he talks about the Black Lives Matter movement, the situation in Hong Kong and other anxiety triggers. Unfortunately there is a lot of background noise in the recording, but what he says is so worth hearing.