5 Dec, SYDNEY: Christmas Party – raising money for trauma relief in Ramallah November 13, 2009

When: Sat Dec 5th, 7pm
Where: Dance Studio 101, 342 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills, opposite Central
Station between Cooper and Kippax Sts.
Entry by $10 donation

This Saturday, the 5th of December Suara Indonesia Dance Group, along with
teachers and students from Dance Studio 101(featuring Samba, Soca, Afro,
Contemporary, Tango, Cuban Salsa, Belly Dance, Afro Cuban Contemporary,
Bollywood, Hiphop, Capoeira) The Rhythm Hunters (Central Coast), Jade Dewi
Tyas Tunggal (Melbourne) and DJ Libre will be holding a Christmas Party
Dance Showcase to raise money for the Suara Indonesia Dance Group and
friends to conduct a series of dance workshops for trauma relief in

From mid late January to mid February the Suara Indonesia Dance Group and
friends will conduct a series of Acehnese dance workshops through local
Arts NGO – Popular Arts Centre in Ramallah. The dance has been used for
trauma healing/relief in Aceh, Indonesia, post conflict and tsunami and
similar workshops have also been held in Australia. It is a body
percussion dance that is performed as a sitting dance in a group. It
creates a space for the individual to feel like they belong within a group
and for a group to feel like a community, in turn creating self esteem and

Popular Arts Centre in Ramallah has a holiday program for refugees and
their dance school students who we will be conducting performance
workshops with, and professional development workshops for the
professional dance troupe at the Centre. The aim of the program is to
create a healing space for victims of conflict and trauma and through this
and build relationships between young people in Ramallah and young people
from Australia . It also aims to encourage a sharing of expertise, promote
capacity building and provide a learning opportunity about Palestinian,
Acehnese, Indonesian and Australian culture through the arts.

Indonesian Cuisine and Drinks Available!

For more info contact:
Alfira O’Sullivan (Artistic Director, Suara Indonesia Dance Group)
0415 431 453

Proudly Supported by:
Dance Studio 101
342 Elizabeth Street
Surry Hills
0402 448 006

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