Open to All
Native America, Modern America and Indonesia
Bring a drink, wear loose clothing to move in and anything you like that represents you.
If you were a colour, what colour would you be? If you were a gesture…how would you move? Who are you? And can we hear your story? Who is your family? Can we hear with our eyes and sense with our hearts as your story unfolds...? Join us, dance together and share with us. Celebrate who you are. We will use our imaginations, develop skills, build friendships and trusted bonds through dance movement tasks, we will draw and share personal stories of our place in the world, our friends, family and our favourite things to do. We can communicate expressively and build a performance to share with our loved ones.
Mary Savva began her early professional career as a performer in West End Theatre, TV and Film. She now primarily teaches and works within community, dance-making with children, adolescents and adults in varied social sites and environments, crossing genres and cross-pollinating with other creative resources such as voice, free writing, storytelling and drawing.
Key to Mary's work as a community dance artist, educator and practitioner is the idea that dance links the physical and emotional self with others, and that self-expression through movement is a key form of communication. Mary loves to build bonds of trust in the workshops she facilitates and believes the support each of us can offer one another is a vibrant and fruitful resource for building confidence, self esteem and friendship. Mary continues to research following her Masters Degree in Dance Pedagogy and writes on dance and wellbeing. Mary continues to practice from a somatic approach and recently contributed to a new book re-appraising what Ballet can be for a dancer and for life.