I-DAY: Drinks And Showcase

  • VENUE: Gorman Arts Centre : Ralph Wilson Theatre
  • COST: Free
  • BOOKINGS: Via Eventbrite
  • PRESENTER: Ainslie+Gorman Arts Centres
  • WHEN: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
    3 December 2018
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MCed by Daniel Savage, with screenings of exceptional art works as examples of best practice in access and inclusion- including films from Back to Back Theatre (internationally renowned Australian theatre company) and performances from local dance groups curated by Liz Lea and Ausdance ACT involving CDT Teens, Extreme Stars, the Dream Team and ‘A Stroke of Luck’ by Gretel Burgess.

Includes drinks and canapes


Ausdance ACT have supported and worked with many dance artists who live with and without disabilities for over 40 years. Escalate, Ausdance Act’s youth mentoring program, supported by Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres, and annual Youth Dance Festival are excellent examples of inclusion in the arts.

Gretel Burgess has taught for many youth drama companies, dance theatres, and various organisations in Australia, and toured and performed overseas, including: Canberra Youth Theatre, Canberra Dance Company, Corrugated Iron Youth Arts, Darwin, PACT Youth Theatre in Sydney and NIDA holiday programs in Northern Queensland, Cairns and Canberra.  She has taught many different groups from Asylum Seekers on Christmas Island, the Multicultural Council for Refugees, Darwin, Parents and Toddlers to children with Down Syndrome in Canberra. Gretel has just recently spent the last two years combining her two passions, health and the arts, by peer facilitating a STEPS program for adults with stroke and acute brain injury through Queensland Health and facilitating dance and drama programs for both ARC Disability Services for adults and in aged care facility in northern Queensland, Cairns. Gretel is currently one of the Wellbeing Dance teachers for Belconnen Arts Centre working with people with  Dementia and Parkinson’s. Gretel is also a social worker who currently works as a school counsellor for Catholiccare