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					                      Invitation to Attend
                      Co- convenors Pauline Cain and Mary Mooney, invite drama educators
                      and practitioners to come to the harbour city, Sydney, in
                      September/October 2006 for the Drama Australia Conference at NIDA.

                      We are looking forward to your participation and we are sure that you and your
                      colleagues will enjoy an exciting and engaging conference.


Drama NSW is pleased to be hosting the conference for Drama Australia. Turning the Tides is the
theme of the conference and provokes us to share and reflect on our practice, performance, research
and policy and to strengthen our communities.

To start the Conference with a splash you are invited on Friday 30th September to a function on the
rooftop terrace of Saint Aloysius’ College at Milson’s Point. Soak up the fabulous view of the Harbour
Bridge and Opera House whilst greeting your drama colleagues. Sydney boasts a number of well known
theatre companies and we invite you to view a show on the Saturday evening after a pre-theatre dinner.
The conference dinner at the Coogee Bay Hotel on the Sunday evening will be a great evening with
views of Coogee Beach as we celebrate Drama Australia’s 30th birthday.
We encourage you to register by the early bird date of Friday 11 August so you don’t miss out on local
accommodation and travel bookings at this peak tourist time in Sydney.
Come and join us at the conference in our barbour city and turn the tides with us.


Pauline Cain and Mary Mooney
Co-Convenors Drama National 2006 Conference.




SYDNEY…….
When you come to Sydney…
You will discover it’s sunny, sophisticated and cultural...
Sydney basks in it’s worldwide recognition of the white-sailed Sydney Opera House, caught mid-billow over the waters of
Sydney Cove, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Light, bright, cheerful and colourful - Sydney style has an exuberant quality
defined by the city's climate, magnificent harbour, luxuriant hinterland and superb beaches. Voluptuous rather than sharp-
edged, gorgeous rather than chic, the New South Wales capital dazzles with personality.

Sydney's sparkling harbour is the jewel in the city's crown. It's flanked by golden beaches and bushland, and is bisected by
one of the most famous bridges in the world. And it knows how to party! There is something for every visitor - first class
hotels, restaurants, beaches, theatre, sight seeing, nightlife and its overall vibrancy.

Sydney offers everything from performances at the Opera House to street shows and theatres, making it one of the world's
hot spots for visual and performing arts. Opera, ballet, modern dance and local and international theatre are all catered for.
You can even take in a show while cruising on the harbour.
MEET SOME OF THE CONFERENCE
KEYNOTE PRESENTERS


                        Dr ANNE MARSHALL

                        Anne is an Indigenous Australian who works as a practitioner, educator, facilitator, writer and
                        researcher in the arts, community cultural planning and development, and social ecology – especially
                        with Indigenous communities. Anne has worked as a graphic designer, dancer and managed a theatre
                        restaurant. From 1984 to 2001, Anne lectured and directed at the University of Western Sydney in the
                        Theatre Department. She introduced Aboriginal performance in 1989 and in 1997 set up the BA in
                        Aboriginal Studies. Anne was postgraduate and research coordinator in Performance at UWS for
                        seven years.

                        KIM FLINTOFF

                        Kim's current PhD study at Queensland University of Technology is entitled "Drama Teacher
                        as Game Master: developing digital games-based process drama as performance" and
                        reflects his decade long interest in drama and technology. Additionally Kim is interested in a
                        performative approach to research and has recently authored the content of an ATN online
                        module "Practice-led research in the Arts, Media and Design". Kim teaches Contemporary
                        Performance at Edith Cowan University. As a co-chair of the IDEA Special Interest Group for
                        Drama and New Media, Kim has shared his ideas and helped motivate a range of
                        investigations into the potential of technology and drama.

                        LIZ DAVIS

                        Liz has extensive experience in primary education, curriculum development and teacher education.
                        She has worked as a classroom teacher, drama consultant, arts practitioner, workshop leader and
                        writer. She was editor and co-writer of “Exploring the Worlds of K-6 Drama” for the NSW Department
                        of Education and Training and wrote for “Drama Journeys” (edited by Mary Mooney and Jennifer
                        Nicholls). She has been Chairperson of the Creative Arts K-6 Syllabus Committee at the Board of
                        Studies. Liz is currently Assistant Principal at Ashfield Public School in Sydney where she has led
                        initiatives in drama education and arts learning in a dynamic and ever-changing multicultural
                        environment.
                        Dr CHRISTINE HATTON

                        Christine is an Assistant Professor of Drama at the National Institute of Education, Singapore. Her
                        research interests and publications focus on the nature of drama learning and teaching, gender and
                        identity issues in drama and the notion of drama as a positive change agent in schools and
                        communities. Christine has taught in schools and universities in NSW and the UK.. She is a former
                        president of DRAMA NSW, and has served on the Executive of Drama Australia as Director of
                        Research.


YOUR CONFERENCE VENUE
Your conference venue www.nida.com.au

NIDA is Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art, a centre of excellence in training for theatre,
film and television. NIDA's primary role is to select and train exceptionally gifted young people at
a tertiary level, preparing them for careers in theatre, film and television.

NIDA's Open Program offers part-time courses, masterclasses, seminars and productions.
Participants are introduced to NIDA's training and creative processes as well as the broad range of career
opportunities in the entertainment industry. Open Program courses and production opportunities provide the freedom to
experiment creatively with forms of communication, story-telling and entertainment.

NIDA is located opposite the University of New South Wales at 215 Anzac Parade,
Kensington, Sydney Australia.
FRIDAY 29th SEPTEMBER 5.30pm – 7.30pm WELCOME FUNCTION Rooftop, St Aloysius’ College, Milson’s Point
SATURDAY 30th SEPTEMBER
9.00am - 11.00am   Opening Ceremony & Keynote Presentation
                                                                                                                                           MORNING TEA 11
Session 1:         1.1 PRACTICE             1.2 PRACTICE (primary)          1.3 PRACTICE                   1.4 PRACTICE                      1.5 PRACTICE
11.30 – 1.00pm     Kylie Bonaccorso         Margery Hertzberg               Timothy Daly                   Helen Sandercoe                   Sharryn Marshal
                   Commedia dell’Arte in    Not in the deep end first:      The techniques of ecstasy in   I protest: a physical theatre     Empathy, sympat
                   the classroom            using drama before writing      Beach: ordinary                workshop
                                            stories                         language/extraordinary
                                                                            physicality


                                                                                                                                                LUNCH 1.00
Session 2:         2.1 PRACTICE             2.2 PRACTICE                    2.3 PRACTICE                   2.4 PRACTICE                      2.5 RESEARCH (
2.00 - 3.30pm      Jim Lawson               (primary & secondary)           Michael Ewans                  Loretta Visser                    Julie Martello
                   Boal’s Games             Christine Carlton               Space and movement in          Awakening the voice               Drama pedagogy
                                            Storytelling: the imagination   Greek tragedy and comedy                                         literacies in the ea
                                            at play                                                                                          Rachel Steele
                                                                                                                                             Learning to read &
                                                                                                                                             Lowanna Dunn,
                                                                                                                                             The applied perfo

                                                                                                                                           AFTERNOON TEA
Session 3:         3.1 PRACTICE             3:2 PRACTICE                    3.3 PRACTICE                   3.4 PRACTICE                      3.5 PRACTICE
4.00 - 5.30pm      (primary)                Colleen Roche, Kathy            (primary)                      Debra Griffiths, Cathy            Gerard Boland
                   Jennifer Brooker         Kokori                          Tim Butt                       Gilholme                          Comedy and resis
                   Learning drama           Measuring the tidal flows:      The arts and technology in     Senior play day: group            Australian pubs
                   through fairytales       assessment for learning in      your classroom                 devised drama
                                            drama



SUNDAY 1st OCTOBER
Session 4:         4.1 PRACTICE             4.2 PRACTICE                    4.3 PRACTICE                   4.4 PRACTICE                      4.5 PRACTICE
9.00 - 11am        Jo Raphael, Justin       Simon Tate                      Dalip Sondhi                   Bruce Burton                      Susan Gibson
                   Cash, Helen              Walking on water: the           Punching Judy                  Forum theatre Part 1              Creativity and hea
                   Sandercoe, Peter         Suzuki method of actor
                   Robert, Jim Lawson       training
                   The VINE Project:
                   performance making
                   and blogging it


                                                                                                                                           MORNING TEA 11
11.30am - 1.00pm   Keynote Presentation & Performance
                                                                                                                                                LUNCH 1.00
Session 5:         5.1 PRACTICE             5.2 PRACTICE                    5.3 PRACTICE                   5.4 PRACTICE                      5.5 RESEARCH
2.00 – 3.30pm      Jeneffa Soldatic         Miranda Jefferson, Kate         Peter O’Connor, Briar          Bruce Burton                      Tina Moore
                   Developing characters    Early                           O’Connor                       Forum theatre Part 2              Change the lands
                   for Beach                Bringing up baby: the           Everyday theatre: safety in                                      Richard Sallis
                                            emergence of technology         double framing                                                   Lessons to be lea
                                                                                                                                             Janet McDonald
                                                                                                                                             Acting like a man:
                                                                                                                                             training at US
3.30 - 5.00pm      Drama Australia Annual Meeting of Council
                                                                                                                    CONFERENCE DINNER 7.00pm
MONDAY 2nd OCTOBER
9.00am - 11am      Keynote Presentations
                                                                                                                                           MORNING TEA 11
Session 6:         6.1 PRACTICE             6.2 PRACTICE                    6.3 PRACTICE                   6.4 PRACTICE                      6.5 RESEARCH
11.30 – 1.00pm     Samantha Kosky, Ian      Lynette Moss, Tarquam           Monique Werda                  Meg Upton                         Paul Moore
                   Cleworth & Kerryn        McKenna                         Creative launchpads: using     Theatrical grab: devised          Longing to belong
                   Joyce from Taikoz        Drama as emancipatory           new media in the drama         drama                             the profession
                   Feeling the beat: body   praxis                          classroom                                                        Peter Wright
                   percussion & physical                                                                                                     Playback theatre,
                   theatre                                                                                                                   building
                                                                                                                                             Sarah Lovesy
                                                                                                                                             Group dynamics i
                                                                                                                                                LUNCH 1.00
Session 7:         7.1 PRACTICE             7.2 PRACTICE                    7.3 PRACTICE                   7.4 RESEARCH                      7.5 RESEARCH
2.00 – 3.30pm      Michael Anderson         Hayley Linthwaite, Steve        Gerard Boland, Paul            Sue Davis                         John Carroll
                   Facilitating the         Lewis, Sharron Staton           Woodhead, Stephanie            Cyberdrama and youth              Dorothy Heathcot
                   Individual Project       A movement in time:             Brown, Sharon                  engagement                        mediated learning
                                            interactive creativity          McCutcheon, Bill Blaikie,
                                                                            Stephen Champion               Julie Bruce                       Brad Haseman
                                                                            Circus in education: a forum   Group creative empathy and        Leading research
                                                                            for networking                 ICT in secondary


3.30pm-5.00pm      Closing Ceremony & Performance
1.00am - 11.30am
                                       1.6 RESEARCH                                                                  1.7 POLICY
ll                                     David Megarrity                                                               Chris Sinclair, John O’Toole, industry
thy, apathy of cultures                Sonic loom: weaving music through performance                                 partners
                                       Sandra Gattenhof                                                              Riding the new waves of drama
                                       Before, during and after: how to view & understand contemporary performance   education
                                       Nicholas Lahey, Sue Murray
                                       Mirror, Mirror: spotlight on an eating disorder

pm - 2.00pm
(primary)                              2.6 RESEARCH                                                                  2.7 FORUM
                                       Bruce Burton, John O’Toole                                                    Indigenous Drama
 for emerging visual & critical        Acting against the tide of bullying in schools                                Chair: Anne Marshall
arly years of school                   Maureen Owen
                                       Using drama to empower teachers to deal with bullying
 & understand through Drama            Robyn Ewing
 Sharon Hogan:                         Drama as Critical, quality pedagogy
ormance project

A 3.30pm - 4.00pm
                                       3.6 RESEARCH                                                                  3.7 PERFORMANCE
                                       Jo Raphael                                                                    Liza-Mare Syron
stance: contemporary mumming in        Fruit of the vine: using blogs to record, reflect upon and share group        When the rivers meet the sea
                                       performance
                                       John Carroll, Michael Anderson, David Cameron
                                       Digital creativity in arts education
                                       Jennifer Nicholls
                                       Theatre online: the design and drama of elearning


                                       4.6 RESEARCH                                                                  4.7 PERFORMANCE
                                       John Hughes, Robyn Ewing                                                      Christine Sinclair, Kate Donelan, Jane
aling through physical theatre         The role and function of drama in arts informed, narrative inquiry            Bird, Prue Wales
                                       David Wright                                                                  Alice Hoy is not a building: investigating
                                       The mythic tale (tail) of learning                                            the aesthetics of ethnographic
                                       Madonna Stinson                                                               performance
                                       Heads up above the water: establishing drama in the Singapore curriculum
                                       Val Johnson
                                       Who’s talking? The discourse of the drama curriculum

1.00am - 11.30am

pm - 2.00pm
                                       5.6 POLICY
                                       Robin Pascoe
scape: innovation and creativity       New landscapes for drama education: implications for drama educators

arnt: boys and drama

: masculinities & pedagogy in actor


m - 11pm COOGEE BAY HOTEL


1.00am - 11.30am
                                       6.6 POLICY
                                       Sandra Gattenhof
g: trained actors’ attempts to enter   Representing the arts, politics, policy and placement


 industrial city & community


in playbuilding
pm - 2.00pm
                                       7.6 PERFORMANCE
                                       Carran Waterfield, Richard Talbot
te’s commission model and              Immersive museum performance
g communities


 through practice
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                            CONFERENCE SOCIAL & TOURING PROGRAM

Friday September 29th                                                                   Sunday October 1st
Official Welcome Function                                                               Cockatoo Island Historical Tour
                                                                                        Absorb the remarkable convict and maritime History of Sydney Harbour’s largest
5.00-7.00pm                                                                             island. Cockatoo Island features immense industrial workshops, prison barracks,
To start the Conference with a splash                                                   underground grain silos, tunnels, and two magnificent docks. Cost: $25.00 per
you are invited to a function on the
                                                                                        person Includes: Ferry trip and tour of Island
rooftop terrace of Saint Aloysius’
                                                                                        Depart Hotel: 9.00am – Return Hotel: 1.20pm.
College at Milson’s Point.
Soak up the fabulous view of the
Harbour Bridge and Opera House                                                          Rocks Walking Tour
Join conference delegates as we officially open the conference in style.                Let the story of the Rocks unfold with skilled narrators and friendly local guides
Refreshments will be served. The venue is a short swim, ferry or train ride             on this relaxing 90 min tour. Explore the city’s sandstone heritage through
 from the city – a perfect start to a                                                   hidden narrow alleyways, cobblestone lanes, and shady courtyards. View some
Friday night in Sydney. Cost: Included in Full registration - Additional Tickets:       of Sydney’s oldest dwellings and the Gothic Garrison Church all while being
$20.00                                                                                  entertained with the tall tales and true of Sydney’s colourful past. Cost: $20.00
                                                                                        per person - Includes guided tour
                                                                                        Tours depart Rocks Tour office 2.00pm and Returns 3.30pm
Saturday September 30th

Dinner and Theatre 7.00 – 11.00pm                                                       Monday October 2nd
Sydney boasts a number of well known theatre companies and we will organise
tickets for a number of shows for this evening and coordinate this with dinner in a     Taronga Zoo
nearby restaurant. Join in a group with other interested delegates for dinner and       Catch a ferry from No.6 jetty at Circular Quay and take a cruise across to
theatre of your choice. Performance and restaurant details will be listed on the        Taronga Park Zoo. The vision of Taronga Zoo is to inspire Australians and
conference website (Own cost)                                                           visitors to discover, explore, delight in and protect our natural world. Enjoy a day
                                                                                        wandering around the zoo at your own pace and when you’re done just hop on
                                                                                        board the ferry again for the return trip to Circular Quay. Ferries leave the zoo
Sunday October 1st                                                                      every mins.30 Cost: $37.00 Includes cruise to Taronga Zoo, Entry to Zoo
                                                                                        and return cruise. Departs Jetty 9.45am and hourly afterwards - Return at
Conference Dinner: - 7.00 – 11.00pm                                                     your leisure
Celebrate Drama Australia’s 30th Birthday
Our conference dinner is at the Coogee Bay Hotel. Overlooking picturesque         Tuesday October                  3rd
Coogee Beach this 127-year-old heritage Sydney landmark has recently
undergone extensive refurbishment. Dinner will be a casual affair with a BBQ on
the first floor balcony. Delegates will be able to mingle and have drinks on the  Bridgeclimb
balcony and then sit down with new found or familiar friends and enjoy dinner and
birthday celebrations. Cost: Included in FULL registration - Additional Tickets:
$55.00



Partners & Touring Program
Friday September 29th


                                                                                        360 degree views of the greatest harbour in the world, 134 metres above sea
                                                                                        level, a totally unique experience! Bridgeclimb is the most sort after attraction in
                                                                                        Sydney. The climb leaders will take you on an adventure as you make your way
                                                                                        over the catwalks to the pylon and then set out across the arch to the summit.
                                                                                        Avoid disappointment. Book direct: 02 8274 7777 Cost: $165.00 per person
                                                                                        Includes guide and all necessary equipment Book direct: 02 8274 777

Sydney City Tour, Bondi Beach
Sydney – set on the beautiful blue Sydney Harbour, this fast paced city of              Historic Homes Tour
cosmopolitan character is one of the world’s most beautiful places. Colonial history,   Get a unique view of Sydney on this tour and discover glorious gardens,
stunning architecture, superb waterways and friendly people epitomise the vibrance      stunning views, contemporary exhibitions, and 19th century collections. Start
of this spectacular city. Highlights of this tour include the Opera House, Sydney       your day visiting the Museum of Sydney then move on to Australia’s second
Tower, Hyde Park, The Rocks, St James Cathedral, Bondi Beach and Kings Cross.           Government House located in the Royal Botanical Gardens. Following lunch,
Cost: $58.00 per person Includes: Coach tour, Depart Gray Line Office                   you move on to the Hyde Park Barracks Museum and then conclude the day
2.10pm & Return 5.30pm                                                                  taking in the splendour of colonial Sydney with tour of Elizabeth Bay House


Saturday September 30th
Jenolan Caves & the Blue Mountains
The Blue Mountains National Park is a kaleidoscope of contrasts and colour rich in
Australian bush and wildlife, always with a distant blue haze horizon. Visit the
Three Sisters and take a ride on the Cable Car or Scenic Railway (own expense).
Spectacular Jenolan Caves – the brilliance and timelessness of nature are
revealed. Enjoy a cave inspection at Jenolan Caves and view the Grand Arch and          Cost: $75.00 per person - Includes guided tours and lunch
Blue Lake. Cost: $102.00 per person Includes: Coach and cave tour. (Lunch               Starts 10.15am at Museum of Sydney café and finishes 4.30pm
not included).Depart Hotel: 8.00am & Return Hotel after 6.45pm.

				
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Description: Invitation to Attend SYDNEY…….