60+ Performance

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Do you want to be socially creative? Live in the Shoalhaven? Do you like to dance and sing? 60+ Performance is a social and creative project involving music, song, dance and more in 2017 and beyond!

As part of Bundanon Trust’s new Bundanon Local projects, 60+ Performance (working title) is a 2-year community engagement project, which begins with a series of introductory information sessions with a free kuppa at various locations throughout the NSW Shoalhaven region in the first week of November.

To find out about this new artistic project led by Artistic Directors Annette Tesoriero and Philip Channells for people living in the Shoalhaven 60 years and over, come along to one of the four locations below. All welcome.


When: 2 – 4pm Wednesday 2 Nov
Where: Ulladulla Civic Centre, Civic Centre Building, Princes Highway, Ulladulla NSW 2539

When: 10am – 12pm Thursday 3 Nov
Where: Community Hall, Shoalhaven Heads Road, Shoalhaven Heads NSW 2353

When: 10am – 12pm Friday 4 Nov
Where: Community Gateway, 69 Berry Street, Nowra NSW 2541

When: 6 – 8pm Friday 4 Nov
Where: Kangaroo Valley Public Hall, Kangaroo Valley Showground Complex, Moss Vale Road, Kangaroo Valley NSW 2577

Register your interest by October 24, 2016 or to find out more please contact Annette on 0416 723 893 or email bundanonkuppachat@gmail.com

This project has been assisted by the Australian government through the Department of Communication and the Arts’ Catalyst—Australian Arts and Culture Fund’



Annette Tesoriero


Photo: Heidrun Löhr

Annette Tesoriero was born in Sydney and studied Linguistics and Performance Studies at the University of Sydney. Her early music training was in piano and she has continued to study classical singing both in Australia and in Europe. She has a Masters in Management in Arts Management from the University of Technology, Sydney. Her artistic practice is the intersection of sung and spoken text in contemporary performance making.

In 1995, an accident while bush walking led her to an understanding of internal body resonance and the importance of touch for trauma victims. This understanding informs her vocal pedagogy and she now facilitates vocal explorations using this information.

Her work explores the emotional range of voice and the essential eroticism of the sung voice in contrast to the privileged position of image. Intimacy is encouraged in her work, as a space where the voice-making body can be experienced.

Highlights of her performance career include multiple seasons with the Sydney Front, Calculated Risks Opera Productions and Chamber Made Opera and she has premiered major works with these companies. In 1995 she co founded the opera Project with Sydney artist/director Nigel Kellaway and within that company co-created and performed in three critically acclaimed major works: The Berlioz – Our Vampires Ourselves, The Terror of Tosca and Tristan.

As well as creating and presenting her own contemporary performance works she has collaborated with many theatre practitioners, writers, musicians, composers and visual artists to create new works. She is often invited to create and perform customised vocal recitals for art galleries and museums. She has made several recordings for ABC Radio.

In 2014 Annette moved to the Shoalhaven Region of NSW where her business Shoalhaven Health and Arts works with local communities to creatively explore both mental health literacy and death literacy. She is an accredited instructor in both Mental Health First Aid and in safeTALK (an internationally recognised suicide alertness program). Annette is currently a lead artist in the Bundanon Local project through the Bundanon Trust.

Philip Channells

Philip Channells

Photo: Sean Campbell

Philip Channells (Founder/Creative Director, Dance Integrated Australia) trained at the Northern Rivers Conservatorium in Lismore, NSW; the Adelaide College of the Arts in South Australia and the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in Perth. He has an interest in engaging in intercultural relations throughout his career, which has afforded him a highly regarded reputation in Australia and abroad. He’s created collaborative performances across art forms including dance, film installation, community art projects, site-specific work and artist in residency projects.

Some of his choreographic credits include: Off The Record (a Force Majeure collaboration commissioned by Carriageworks 2016); Hyperreal Tales (commissioned by Bundanon Trust 2013 – 2016); The Main Event (The Corner Dance Lab 2014 – 2016); Behind The Faćade (The Beyond Technique Residency at Bundanon Trust 2015); PERFECT (im)PERFECTIONS – stories untold (commissioned by DansiT, Norway 2014), The Beyond Technique Residency (Zodiak & ITAK, Finland 2014); Second Skin (Catalyst Dance Masterclass Series 2012 – 2013); Enter & Exit (Tracksuit & DADAA WA 2013); inPerspective #1 (Australian Dance Theatre’s ‘Rough Draft’ & Ausdance SA’s ‘Choreolab’ 2012); Lythophytes & Epiphytes (Australian Youth Dance Festival 2012) and Next of Kin – no ordinary status family (Restless Dance Theatre 2010).

Philip is fiercely committed to the development of thriving artistic communities that integrate people from diverse age groups, backgrounds and life experience.

He has presented papers, led workshops / master classes and had speaking engagements at the Dance and the Child International/World Dance Alliance (daCi/WDA) Global Dance Summit 2012 in Taipei, Taiwan; World Alliance for Arts Education (WAAE) Global Summit 2012 in Rovaniemi, Finland; ‘Material Cultures of Resistance’ 2014 series at the Centre for the Arts and Learning, Goldsmiths University of London; New Works Forum ‘Challenging Perspectives on Physicalities and Bodies’ 2014 West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, Hong Kong; 13th World Congress of Dance and the Child International (daCi) 2015 in Copenhagen, Denmark; Asia-Pacific Dance Bridge 2015 in Singapore; and the 2015 International Symposium ‘Social and cultural rehabilitation of people with disability: from art-therapy to realization of a person by means of creation’ in Moscow, Russian Federation.

Philip has published articles on dance in international journals, magazines and arts in education periodicals. He is an ambassador to the Bundanon Trust Artist in Residence program and is currently collaborating as a lead artist for the Bundanon Local project, 60+ Performance (working title).