ISTA present...

Canberra IB workshop 2018

July 20 - July 22, 2018

Booking Closed


DP Theatre Category 1 and 2 (combined)

Master classes

All teachers will take part in one 90 minute master class on one specific aspect of the art form. In this case, exploring Kathakali dance theatre with Fenella Kelly.


All teachers will attend one professional theatre production.
This will be a specially commissioned Kathakali performance presentation by Fenella Kelly. Part lecture, part demonstration and part performance of Kathakali dance theatre from Southern India. It will start by explaining the context and showing the conventions of the theatre tradition. Fenella will then perform alone as the anti-hero Kichaka, in a section of Kichaka Vadham (The Killing of Kichaka) from the Mahabharata. This section will be performed a couple of times to enable the audience to understand how a traditional Kathakali performance is structured using the face, body, emotions, rhythms and dance steps, all coming together to communicate what is known as the abhinaya (aesthetic communication).


This event begins at 9:00am on Friday 20th July 2018.
The event finishes at 3:00pm on Sunday 22nd July 2018.


Canberra Grammar School
40 Monaro Crescent
Red Hill
ACT 2603

Event Coordinator

Ian Pike


Canberra Grammar School

Important dates

Registration is now open.
Registration will close on the 6th July 2018.

Travel forms from ISTA artists are due on Friday 7th June 2018.

A full information pack will be sent to all participants three weeks prior to the workshop.


Participants are advised to arrive into Canberra by evening on Thursday 19th July 2018 and should not plan to leave the workshop venue until the close of the final session at 3:00pm on Sunday 22nd July 2018.

Please arrange travel accordingly.

We will only be able to issue a certificate of partial attendance should teachers arrive late or leave early.

All overseas participants should fly into Canberra.

Participants will be asked to make their own way from the airport to the hotel on arrival; and for departures also.

Canberra participants will travel daily.


All participants are responsible for booking their own hotel accommodation in Canberra. We will be posting information shortly about hotel options.

ISTA will be organising accommodation for the ISTA artists for the 19th, 20th and 21st July 2018.


Registration fees
Teachers from member schools – GBP £555.
Teachers from non-member schools – GBP £620.
Fees include lunches and tea/coffee breaks daily; master class and theatre ticket.

ISTA t-shirt – GBP £12.
Any bookings taken in the six weeks prior to the workshop will incur an additional GBP £50 late booking surcharge, subject to availability.


Lunches on all three days and all coffee/tea breaks are included in the registration fees.

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Friday 20 July at 09:00
Finishes on Sunday 22 July at 15:00



• Jacqueline Tuting
• Jennifer Wright
• Julie McElrea
• Lindsey Herse
• Lori Gray
• Luci Morris
• Shannon Lue
• Simon Hughes
• Sophie Tucker
• Stephen Gersbach
• Yvette Riordan


• Fenella Kelly