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A large part of Rose's work includes facilitating and working on community arts projects. Rose is interested in bringing out the extraordinary aspects of apparently ordinary people. She loves the idea that people's bodies are full of stories - the older the body, the more stories are stored. No one has a boring life story to tell!
Rose regularly collaborates with other professional artists to ensure a high quality outcome. These have included choreographers Martin del Amo and Michelle Heaven, visual artist Mars Drum and video artists Denis Beaubois and Andrew Ferguson.
REBEL ELDERS (Ballarat) Eight locals aged from 72 to 94 years old are collaborating for their second year with some fine young musicians. The musicians have written new songs inspired by the elders' favourite songs. A CD has been recorded and we are now about to shoot videos to go with the songs. The youngfolk and elders have teamed up to design and star in their short film.. We're working with video maker Andrew Ferguson to make this happen. Photos below...
LIGHT AT THE END (Ballarat) A collaboration with Ballarat Rural Australians for Refugees as part of 24 Hour Experience which will be performed on Nov 21-22. Rose is working with five local refugees to make a piece to be performed in Mair St pedestrian tunnel. The piece will feature stories about moments 'light' and strength which the audience will hear through headphones. (Sadiki and Kath posing for photo shoot below)
HEARTBEAT/MALDON (Maldon) Rose has interviewed ten local elder folk about times in their lives when their 'heart was beating fast'. In December, a small booklet will be produced with stories and photos (old and current) of contributors.
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