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about Jim

Here is a very condensed version of some of Jim Gale’s anti-apartheid activism, the Gale family’s involvement in the 1971 Springbok rugby tour and the days leading up to and after Jim’s untimely death.

 

early days

Here are some snippets of Irene’s early life, including a love letter, a poem from brother to sister, and a tribute to her dad.

 

Tracey from APN

Tracey works very casually as a crowd intoxicator in the event hospitality industry and is an incredible advocate for people living on low incomes. She tells a very compelling story about what she did with the extra money she received when Newstart became Jobseeker. The interview was recorded last year but is very topical now, with lots of references to the perils of casualising the work force.  APN is the Anti-Poverty Network.

 

Pru La Motte

A Way of Being. An exhibition put together by Pru’s daughter, Margie Medlin, actually in Pru’s Frida style house, showcasing the multi-dimensional talent of this amazing craftswoman, artist and feminist Pru La Motte. It was recorded on the opening day of the exhibition and captures the quirkiness that was Pru, with background noise and people wandering in and out. Anne Levy and Marjon Martin added their comments as they came into the display room that was Pru’s dining room. The photo gives a tiny taste. This is the first part of a series that will honour Pru’s life and work.

 

 

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)