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Down Syndrome NSW
Level 6/410 Church St, North Parramatta
9am-5pm Monday - Thursday
T: 9841 444

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Beyond ABBA - A Workshop Program for People with a Disability

Can you sing along to ABBA? Wave fabric? Make a macaroni necklace? Yes? Well, good work! But let’s see what else is out there….is there life beyond ABBA?

Beyond ABBA (formally known as WAPD) is Riverside Theatres’ ongoing workshop program that aims to challenge the predictable arts meal that is served up to people with a disability and instead provides an alternative diet of creativity, self expression & innovation.

Working alongside professional arts workers people with a disability can participate in a drama and movement workshop program designed to build self confidence, promote well being, increase skills in performing and self expression.

Beyond ABBA will focus on the theme Invisibility which was inspired by a piece of writing, from writer, actress and International Day for People with a Disability ambassador, Audrey O’Connor.

Using film, movement and theatre participants will explore what it means to feel invisible, to be not seen or heard and have no voice or say. Also explored will be the alternative, so what it’s like to be in the spotlight, the public eye, the notion of celebrity and how that is something to behold in our society.

2011 dates
Term 2 - Wednesday April 27th- Friday July 1st (10 weeks)
Term 3 - Wednesday July 20th - Friday Sept 23rd (10 weeks)
Term 4 – Wednesday October 12th- Friday Dec 9th (9 weeks)

Performance date
Wednesday November 23rd

Workshop times
Wednesdays 10-11:30am & 12-1:30pm
Thursdays 10-11:30am & 12-1:30pm
Fridays 10-11:30am & 12-1:30pm

Cost $140/term. Term 4 $126. Paid upfront prior to workshops commencing.
All workshops take place At Granville Youth & Community Centres, 3A Memorial Drive, Granville.

Places are strictly limited. To enrol call Alison Richardson on 8839 3359 or email

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