Because of You…. ALL.

It has been some months since the experience of Because of You… came to a close. However plenty is still replaying over in the mind.

Because of You… the cast and crew, we accomplished someting beautiful and life changing.

It was an amazing experience that far exceeded my own expectations – and could not have been a success without the most amazingly flexible, understanding, supportive and dedicated cast (both young and old).IMG_3207

Because of You… the audience, we realised we could engage across all generations.

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Then came the people who walked through the doors and experienced the giant robot and sunflowers and saw something that stirred them. Whether it was a 12 month old child wandering into the performance space to dance with us, or a Grandma, or even the 20  young daycare kids that had to kneel on their chairs to see the whole show. All remained engaged throughout. And at the end – you didn’t want to leave the space!

Because of You… the creatives, we have touched many people through the power of live performance.

IMG_3688smAnd the patient and amazing group of CREATIVES that supported my concept and helped me see it into something REAL. Thank you for asking all the right questions – and for finding the answers with me along the way. Most of all my mentor – Felicity Bott – who all along believed that it would be something beautiful and offered her knowledge and learnings so generously. And Annette Carmichael who never stopped listening and reminding me of the scale of the undertaking.

To my family – young Eddie and hubby Rob. You made your debut in contemporary dance!

Because of You…my family, I dreamt this in the first place.

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Here’s what the audience said:

AMAZINGLY courageous and ambitious. Well done.

It was incredible…the humour, the tenderness, the grittier moments. Great footage. I found it to be a very emotional experience. Well done. 

The parent child playfulness – loved it. Loved the innocence.

Wow that was such a gorgeous touching performance. Really gave me goosebumps…Fantastic! The Mulberry Tree children did not move once they were so engrossed with all.

15 minutes of this for every parent each day would result in a better world.

Performance photo credits: Eddie Tran @ ET Studio

Future Landings 2013 KICKS OFF

Broome is just one of the three regional WA towns that will take part in AusdanceWA’s FUTURE LANDINGS 2013 initiative.

A program of contemporary dance in regional WA:

  • Ravensthorpe
  • Karratha
  • Broome

Check out this clip for background about each project and meet the Choreographers and Mentors working in each town.


You can read more information about Future Landings 2013 by clicking on the website link.

 

Because of You…. is the title of Broome’s project.

Workshops for parents and kids launch in Week 2 of Term 2.

See more information on the Because of You A4 poster.

Email us for a registration form: fun@sandiwoo.com.au

Creative Play Workshop

The design brief has just been sent to the Graphic Designer for the flyers and posters that will help to KICK OFF the next project. The first phase is a series of creative play workshops to be held throughout the Broome community. These workshops are the first steps towards a larger creative performance that will be held in Broome later this year.

Here’s a sneak preview:

Do you like to play games and have FUN with your child?

Do you want to SHARE a creative experience together?

Does your child like to EXPRESS themselves through movement and dance?

 

Creative Play Workshops will be:

  • Exploring the relationship between children and parents
  • Game based, fun and physical
  • For children (aged between 4-9 yrs) and their parents
  • One hour long and held once a week
  • At various times and venues

Group 1 starts Tuesday 14 May 2013.  Group 2 starts Tuesday 11 June 2013.

No dance or movement experience required. Grandparents welcome.

Registration essential. Email <fun@sandiwoo.com.au> for more information.

Welcome

Welcome to sandiwoo.com.au.

It feels weird to have my own website, and my own domain address, but I guess it means I’m all grown up. About time huh? Afterall I am approaching my 40′s and have two young kids – so now or never huh?.

Information about the projects I have been involved in over the past few years exist in different places on the ‘worldwideweb’ and I was I was resistant to clogging up the WWW with one more website. Then it became hard to keep track of all the links and all those ‘places’ where things were written. So here I am trying to bring it all together.

Please be patient as I learn the ropes and play with the format and the content.

Please let me know what you think along the way.

Thanks,

Sandi