Artsday / Dancers move to Zero in film

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Australian Dance Party, L. director Alison Plevey

ALISON Plevey’s company the Australian Dance Party is holding an interactive workshop journey as part of developing its “Move to Zero 2.0: It’s Electrifying!” film series. Participants need have not have attended the Zoom session to participate and all ages and abilities are welcome. Gorman Arts Centre, Courtyard, 2:30pm-4pm, tomorrow, Saturday June 20. Register here.

CANBERRA musicians will play and sing on their patios, balconies, sidewalks and driveways from 2pm to 2.20pm on Sunday, June 21, International Make Music Day, known as “Fête de la Musique”. Details at musicact.com.au

A still from ‘Sanctuary’.

FOR Refugee Week, refugee stories are premiering on FanForce TV, with films, live chats, live-stream Q&As and a virtual reality film experience. Tonight, June 19, at 6pm there’s “For Sama”, a journey into the female experience of war and tomorrow, June 20 at 7pm “Sanctuary”, the story of a young man searching for 10 years, across four continents for peace and freedom. Register here.

The original star Todd McKenney goes to Rio – from his loungeroom.

PETER Allen fans can catch the “I Go To Rio” virtual reunion fundraising recording of the musical “The Boy From Oz” online this week. Made by the original company of the production, which closed 20 years ago, dancing to “I Go to Rio”, it’s a trip down memory lane and features Todd McKenney, who played the original Peter Allen. Donations are called for to the Actors Benevolent Fund and the video may be viewed via YouTube.

AND in news just in, the National Gallery of Australia is delighted to welcome additional visitors into the gallery from tomorrow Saturday, June 20, following the further easing of COVID-19 restrictions by the ACT government. Up to 100 visitors at a time will be able to pre-register for timed ticket entry every 30 minutes. Priority will be given to visitors who pre-book and walk-up entry will be allowed if tickets are available. Bookings to nga.gov.au

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