Ruth brings vast, eclectic, experience to her role as choreographer
Ruth began her journey with dance as a child at the Bodenwieser School in Sydney studying modern interpretive dance. Here her keen interest in choreography was kindled.
A trip to India led to five years studying dance with Sushila Graig, a graduate of the Kalakshetra School in Chennai. She performed classical Indian dances such as Bharatanatyam, Manipuri and Odissi.
Ruth set up and operated Buckingham House in Surry Hills, a social club for people with chronic psychiatric conditions. The activities included dance and Ruth became aware of its many benefits including reducing depression, increase in vitality and raising spirits.
To gain further understanding of movement and dance as therapy, Ruth studied in London at the Laban School.
Returning to Australia, Ruth began working in psychiatric hospitals using movement and dance as a therapy, and in prisons developing shows for the families of inmates and the prison authorities. She also developed designed show and choreographed for children, including kids with disabilities. She also took her skills to corporate and team building events.
A trip to Egypt resulted in an ongoing study and teaching of Oriental Dance. Ruth became artistic director of Arabesque, an Arabian Caravan of dance, music and theatre performers. They performed at many cultural and corporate events.
Ruth is now looking forward to tackling her biggest project to date - Endangered Productions' performances of Peer Gynt.
Want to join us?
Endangered Productions welcome all kinds of volunteers. There are opportunities for volunteers to learn and share skills our upcoming production of Peer Gynt. We particularly welcome skilled creative, perhaps retired, Super Citizens who are willing to act as mentors.
Our productions will also provide work opportunities for professional musicians, singers, and actors.
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