Sunset Soirées return to Terroux in 2023 – In the Embrace of the Brindabellas

Featuring Dancecology and Ku and Dancers from Taiwan

Saturday 18 March 2023, 4.30pm to 6.30pm

Join two internationally renowned contemporary dance companies from Taiwan, Dancecology  – dance in nature – and Ku and Dancers – improvisation  – as they take you meandering around some of Terroux’s ‘garden rooms’.

The companies will respond to place and time with works made just for this occasion while you enjoy a glass of bubbly, wine or soft drink and a delicious selection of home-made country style finger food  as the dusk falls on the beautiful peace garden at Terroux.

This is a rare opportunity to experience the affecting work of these two dance companies, enjoy the company of your friends and contribute to Terroux’s 2023 primary fundraising goal, Big hART’s All of Us project.

This year the focus of Terroux’s fundraising will be the BighART All of Us project.

All of Us is a profound story of hope and leadership. On rare occasions, one person’s courage to stand up in the midst of impossible circumstances and tell their story can motivate all of us to speak up. Rosie Batty is one such person.

All of Us captures the urgency of Big hART and Rosie Batty working together to drive change and prevent family violence…

The documentary follows the making of the show, the narrative workshops as Rosie tells her story, her interaction with young women going through these issues, and the show on tour – from national festivals to far flung regional communities. At the heart of the film are the moments of vulnerability and change as communities across the country rise to the challenge that ‘it takes all of us’ to beat the scourge of family violence…

What is remarkable about All of Us is its deep and authentic dive into community as it draws on Rosie’s story and the stories of young women from Big hART’s long term work in communities around the country through its innovative primary prevention initiative – Project O.

Young women from North West Tasmania, Frankston Vic and Roebourne WA., whose stories are raw, layered and strong, are embraced and included by Rosie in the theatre show.

Alongside Rosie Batty’s involvement in Project O for four years, these young women have defied the expected statistics and spoken up in their communities saying, ‘change requires all of us to take action’, and this courage is reflected in the documentary.