Artists from Centacare’s inclusive theatre company, Blue Roo have returned from their North Queensland tour, bringing home lasting memories and life-long friendships.
The 12-day tour took the group to Cairns and Ingham where they unleashed their creative spirit, collaborating with local disability services organisations through five full days of artistry workshops.
Taking the concept of ‘roaming’ theatre to a new level, the group also performed their successful musical Hotel Pantelone at a number of locations including two aged care facilities, Ingham’s long-running Italian Australian Festival and at St Teresa’s College at Abergowie as part of its NAIDOC Week celebrations.
Centacare Disability Arts Coordinator Clark Crystal, who accompanied the group on tour, said the experience gave Centacare clients unrivalled opportunities to develop their skills in diverse settings.
“The artists get a real kick out of meeting new people and working creatively with them to produce something tangible that they can share with a wider audience,” said Clark.
“That’s what Centacare Blue Roo is all about – the opportunity for people with a disability to engage with like-minded people who share their passion for performing arts.”
Blue Roo Theatre Company formed in 2009 and operates from Centacare’s services at Wilston and Ipswich. If you have a disability, the NDIS is an exciting opportunity that gives you the ability to choose the services and activities that are right for you. If performing arts is something that interests you, please talk to your Service Delivery Manager or contact Centacare on 1300 236 822.