Sally Sussman

LOCAL ARTS RELAY - North Bondi is a research and development project for a site-specific perambulatory performance with audio guide.  It will traverse the streets of the Waverley Council area – beginning from the South Head Cemetery and walking down towards the Bondi Pavilion and beyond.

Theatre artist, Sally Sussman will work with Sound artist, Paul Prestipino to engage with artists and community to develop the work, which will link hidden vistas, local stories, interviews and soundscapes into an intimate walk encountering site-specific performances, encounters and installations.

About Sally Sussman (Lead artist)

Sallyis a a director, producer and dramaturge and Artistic Director of Australian Performance Exchange (APE), which creates intercultural performances responding to current and historic concerns of social justice, diplomacy and representation. She has been a recipient of the Rex Cramphorn Theatre Award and Asialink Residencies in Sulawesi, Shanghai and Taipei.

Sally trained as a performer in traditional Chinese theatre and directed her first works in Mandarin in Beijing. She has collaborated with artists from China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan and First Nations Australia at venues like the Sydney Opera House, Adelaide Festival Centre and sites around Western Sydney, Newcastle and Shanghai. Highlights include: The Chinese Teahouse, Melbourne International Arts Festival, Orientalia, The Performance Space, Mutations as Resident Artist with Mabou Mine (NYC), The Eyes of Marege, OZAsia Festival & Sydney Opera House and Origin-Transit-Destination, a mobile performance event travelling between Auburn and Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. Sally recently collaborated with Jiva Parthipan on The River Project for 2022 Biennale of Sydney.
In 2021, during a Covid-19 lockdown, Sally created Local Arts Relay in her neighbourhood of Malabar in collaboration with local artists.

House warming artist Paul
About Paul Prestipino

Paul is a composer, sound artist and devisor with extensive experience creating performance works with diverse artists and ensembles, including Version 1.0, Urban Theatre Projects, Ilbijerri Theatre, Theatre Kantanka, Australian Performance Exchange and Belvoir. His radio adaptation of The Disappearances Project for ABC Radio National was nominated for the global Prix Italia award. Other collaborations include with New York director/ fabulist Roman Paska and acclaimed Italian ensemble Societás Raffaello Sanzio led by Romeo Castellucci. Paul often executes his soundtracks live and has performed at The Public Theater (NYC), the National Theatre of Portugal (Lisbon), The Kitchen (NYC), The State Theatre of Naples and Linz 2009 European Capital of Culture. Recorded works include a song cycle, Tunnel (2008), Suspended Mourning (2015) and A** & S** (2022).