Thursday, December 29, 2011
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Friday, November 25, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Last night I was flying! It was the opening of the big West Festival.
With 200 other voices, I stomped and clapped my way through four hip hop numbers. We were the backing vocals for MASSIVE the only hip hop choir in Australia.
Behind us was the Maribyrnong River and on the other side, the grand stand at Flemington Racecourse rose up to the sky.
A storyteller is always on the scout for a good tale to tell. This is a story of folk coming together and celebrating life - full throated, full bodied, and full spirited. Looking at at the crowd it occurred to me that the word 'multiculture' may now be old hat. Somehow this word suggests a mosaic made up of difference. Last night was certainly multilingual and multicoloured but the overwhelming feel was simply of one community celebrating together. Time for a new word perhaps? Or maybe this is what the word the means ... hmm.. beautiful ...
This pic was taken from the stage. Standing squeezed up against my fellow sopranos, I held my camera up high and clicked.
Monday, November 14, 2011
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
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Children's Charity Network and the Australian Children's Literary Board Seminar.
A professional development seminar designed to inform and inspire secondary and primary teachers, librarians and those interested in promoting literacy.
Speakers include Michael Salmon, Meredith Costain, Phil Kettle and Gabrielle Wang and many others.
I will be there telling stories. My mantra for those who don't already know: Before there were books, there were stories. Oral storytelling is connected to the book like blossom to fruit.
Features of the day include many prizes, gourmet catering, great ideas to implement at the work-place, latest news and availability of presenters, handouts, signings and lively discussion.
Registration fee: $110
Please direct all enquiries to:
Ph (03) 5282 8950
Fax: (03) 4206 7811
Monday, October 31, 2011
I'll be having fun in the Big West Festival. Alison Richards and I met at NIDA in 1974 and we are still creative buddies.
Presented by the Sunset Sisters.
photo: Ponch Hawkes
Alison Richards, Faye Bendrups and Jackie Kerin are divas of the Melbourne stage and together they light up the night. Their supreme command of song and story will bring a fresh set of tastes to your jaded palates. Tango Tangents explores Tango culture from a woman’s point of view with a cocktail of original songs by Faye Bendrups, Alison Richards and Melbourne’s ‘Queen of Cabaret’ Ella Filar, together with classic ‘Euro Tango’ songs like Jealousy, the work of Argentinian writer Luisa Valenzuela and the voiceplay Last Tango in Braybrook. This is something special, darlings – drink deep.
CREATIVE TEAM: Alison Richards, Faye Bendrups, Jackie Kerin with special guests Guillermo Anad and Dave Evans
VENUE: Bluestone Performance Hub 10a Hyde St Footscray
DATES: Wed 16 Nov, 7pm
TICKETS: $20 / $15
Friday, October 21, 2011
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Monday, August 15, 2011
Well ... I have just returned from Daylesford's Words in Winter where I have been eating, drinking wine and sharing stories with friends. When I have their permission I will show you some lovely pictures of the weekend and maybe even a short film!
Monday, August 8, 2011
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Today I have been rehearsing Tango Tangents with Alison Richards and Faye Bendrups. (pic Faye at the piano and Alison singing.)
Faye and Alison have been busy composing a lively mix of original, tongue twisting, acerbic and moving songs. The songs are woven into a short story by Argentinian writer Luisa Valenzuela which Faye has translated.
Myself and Alison have collaborated on a spoken piece for three voices, Last Tango in Brunswick, echoing the tango sensibility.
Much hilarity along with some serious rehearsal and a fashion crisis. We would love to see you at Tango Tangents.
Artists: Alison Richards, Faye Bendrups, Jackie Kerin, Guillermo Anad with special guests Tango Mundo.
Tickets and Bookings and info: La Mama
Monday, August 1, 2011
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