Partnership with Perth Festival
DADAA is entering the third year of its four-year partnership with the Perth Festival. This is an annual program developed to advance the profile of disability arts through international artist exchanges and professional development opportunities for local artists.
Festival Connect creates community-based projects that will resonate with the lives of Western Australians through the exploration of ideas and the sharing of practice. In 2016, Glasgow-based performer with disability Claire Cunningham delivered two performances and ran a week-long series of workshops. In 2017, Jenny Sealey from Graeae Theatre held masterclasses and sector workshops as part of the program.
2018 sees DADAA co-produce with Black Swan Theatre and Perth Festival a brand new show You Know We Belong Together. Featuring writer and actor Julia Hales (pictured above), the work is co-written by Finn O’Branagain with Artistic Director Claire Watson. Julia is a performer and actor with Down Syndrome and her Festival show has emerged from her lifelong dream to be on the TV series Home and Away.