A social and creative project involving music, song, dance and more in 2017 and beyond!
Find out about this new artistic project led by professional and experienced artists Annette Tesoriero, Philip Channells, Damian Barbeler and Sam James for people living in the Shoalhaven 60 years and over.
Annette Tesoriero was born in Sydney and studied Linguistics and Performance Studies at the University of Sydney. Her early music training was in piano and she has continued to study classical singing both in Australia and in Europe. She has a Masters in Management in Arts Management from the University of Technology, Sydney. Her artistic practice is the intersection of sung and spoken text in contemporary performance making.
Philip Channells (Founder/Creative Director, Dance Integrated Australia) trained at the Northern Rivers Conservatorium in Lismore, NSW; the Adelaide College of the Arts in South Australia and the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in Perth. He has an interest in engaging in intercultural relations throughout his career, which has afforded him a highly regarded reputation in Australia and abroad. He’s created collaborative performances across art forms including dance, film installation, community art projects, site-specific work and artist in residency projects.
Damian Barbeler’s award-winning works have been performed and broadcast around the world, sung and played by leading Australian soloists and ensembles. He is widely recognised for his idiosyncratic and playful artistic style as well as his lush, emotional sound worlds inspired by textures and patterns from nature. His works regularly blend media elements: incorporating sound design, lighting, visuals, software and sculptural elements. He is an enthusiastic collaborator often working with creative types from diverse fields like architecture, software design, media arts, dance and more. His wide-ranging career has taken him to a diverse range of places from famous concert halls to biscuit factories, boardrooms and far-flung parts of regional Australia.
Sam James has been a filmmaker and projection designer for performance since 1995. His focus has been to collaborate with new media, dance and theatre projects to develop integrated, paradoxical languages in live performance. He has been a collaborator on over 200 performance projects. He has screened films internationally in many cities including VideoDansa Barcelona, Cinedans Amsterdam and Tanzfilm Wetbewerb Berlin. He regularly works on small, independent theatre and dance projects which regularly appear in the major festivals in Australia.