NEW UNIQUE STYLE OF THEATRE COMING TO THE SUNSHINE COAST IN MAY 2016

A new Bio Drama workshop program is being staged at the Old Ambulance Station Nambour as
part of Anywhere Theatre Festival 5th-21st May.

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Sunshine Coast Regional Council via their Regional Arts Development Fund has allocated $6000 to support the program, and a Crowdfunding campaign at http://pozi.be/biodrama?ra=201430 has also been set up to help cover production costs. The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Sunshine Coast Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland. The workshop program is being hosted by MARACCAS (Mobile Active Recreation And Creative Community Art Space) an International multicultural youth NGO dedicated to creative self-expression and well-being. Participants can do one day workshops or enrol in the full 17 Day program to fully develop their theatrical expression in the unique style of Bio Drama. The program will culminate in live performances at the Old Ambulance Station May 20th & 21st with tickets available from 31st March via http://anywherefest.com/maraccas The Maraccas team of multi-cultural young artists Alexander Forero (Colombia) Lillian Shewring (Australia) & Jonas Teixeira (Brazil) are working with Lyndon Davies and the local Gubbi Gubbi community on the Sunshine Coast to develop the play’s script inspired by indigenous dreamtime stories. The distinctive script will promote social equality, respect for the native environment, multiculturalism, creative exchange, and acknowledgement for indigenous cultures, customs and beliefs. A number of local organisations are partnering with Maraccas to ensure the success of the program namely; SevGen Indigenous Corporation, Sunshine Coast Arts Industry Precinct (SCAIP), National Institute for Socio-Economic and Environmental Research (NISER), Anywhere Festival, and Kinetic Collective. Speciality workshops will be facilitated by the Maraccas team, Kinetic Collective and also local artists such as Lynne Bradley Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre (Butoh), indigenous artist Ruth Ghee (Voice Coaching), Playing with Possibilities (Arts Expression), Lynda Black (Yogic Laughter), Ella Shewring (Yoga & Meditation). Bio Drama is a new style of physical theatre pioneered by Beatriz Camargo - a renowned Colombian actress and dramaturg. ‘Biodrama-Biodharma’ style is the first approach to the vision that integrates through the performing arts, all arts and knowledge with nature. The focus is to find again the balance between human beings and the planet. This theatre leads practitioners and audiences to ancient mythologies which connect body, soul, voice, territory, dramaturgy, staging and performance. It establishes a creative relationship between contemporary art and ancient roots. To find out more please contact Lillian Shewring M: 0423 471 194 | lilly@maraccas.org |  www.maraccas.org