'FLOATING': engaging elderly and disabled through art

14 September 2017


Sector: Reconstruction

Country location: Australia, Japan

Grantee: Crossroad Arts Inc


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Meetings with Remarkable People Stage 1 - Mackay cast in Cyclone Dance led by Japanese dancer Shin Sakuma. Left to Right: Matt Tandy, Brenden Borellini, Shin Sakuma, Sally Morley, Autumn Skuthorpe. Credit: Moira Hatchett

Project description

‘FLOATING - Meetings with Remarkable People’ Stage 2 is a cross-cultural development project linking people from Australia and Japan affected by natural disasters.  Director Steve Mayer-Miller will collaborate with communities in Sendai, Yamamoto cho and Mackay Queensland leading to three films and multi-art performances over three nights simultaneously in both countries on 19, 20 and 21 October.  The project aims to further re-engage the elderly and those with a disability back into the cultural and social life of their community.  It will build upon the creative recovery work achieved in the Australia-Japan Foundation funded GAMA arts project in 2016.  A further aim is to develop leadership skills within the Yamamoto, Sendai and Mackay community through mentorships.

Key dates:

  • Public Event, Nara, 21 October 2017
  • Public Event, Yamamoto, 20 October 2017
  • Public Event, Sendai, 16 to 19 October 2017
  • Photography, story, theatre, dance workshops, Nara, 09 to 14 October 2017
  • Photography, story, theatre, dance workshops, Yamamoto, 02 to 07 October 2017
  • Photography, story, theatre, dance workshops, Sendai, 18 to 30 September 2017
  • Photography, story, theatre, dance workshops, Nara, 11 to 16 September 2017
  • Photography, story, theatre, dance workshops, Yamamoto, 04 to 09 September 2017
  • Photography, story, theatre, dance workshops, Sendai, 21 August 2017 to 02 September 2017

Social media: Steve Mayer-Miller Facebook, Steve Mayer-Miller Vimeo, www.crossroadarts.com.au

Australia-Japan Foundation grant offer: $22,000.00 (GST inclusive)

Total project value: $73,000.00



Last Updated: 14 September 2017