dance + sound + art

Sunday 5 June

Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre

Penrith communities Re-Imagine Waste through Art & Fun

Image: Agile Not Fragile   Photo: Kay Armstrong 

Waste Not, dance, sound and art is a free family festival at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre on Sunday, 5 June to celebrate the Penrith community’s’ achievements in diverting waste from landfill.

All activities are free and suitable for people of all ages and abilities. People are encouraged to come along to enjoy parkour, drumming, dance and art performances and displays. There will also be a sound installation by digital media artist Imogen Cranna and a visual art installation facilitated by Western Sydney artist, David Capra with Penrith Community . Costumes are made by visual artist, Nicole Barakat

Seating for the two performances of IN OUR HANDS, a dance work directed by Kay Armstrong featuring an original sound score by Thomas Smith is strictly limited so book early to avoid disappointment.  The choreography is by guest dance artists Margot Politis, Diane Busuttil and Omer Backley-Astrachan.

The performance is also in collaboration with local community members Agile Not Fragile and students from Penrith Christian, Henry Fulton Public and Wycliffe Christian schools who are joined by local young people in a vocal performance directed by guest choir master James Paul.

Audiences will enjoy thought-provoking movement, theatre and original sound scores as intergenerational performers join together to make you reflect on the future of our environment which is “in our hands”.

“This project is about bringing together communities, layering ideas, collaborating over time to create something unexpected and unique, something from which we can grow. Across the process we will learn about how we can help our environment, then share this with the rest of the community in a day of free activities for the old and young.” – Kay Armstrong, Waste Not Artistic Director

A full schedule of Waste Not festival activities can be viewed at penrithcity.nsw.gov.au

Penrith City Council is proud to present this festival in conjunction with Ausdance NSW.

Waste Not is a FREE family festival on Sunday 5 June.

View the Waste Not festival schedule at penrithcity.nsw.gov.au
Seating for IN OUR HANDS is limited.
Bookings can be made at thejoan.com.au/whats-on/in-our-hands

Meet the Waste Not Creative Team

Check Out the Waste Not Blog


Ausdance NSW is the key support & advocacy body, for the creation, presentation and practice of dance in NSW.

Ausdance NSW is part of the Ausdance National Network.

Ausdance acknowledges and respects the Traditional Custodians of the Lands on which we work and dance and pays respect to elders past, present and emerging. 

Contact Info


10 Hickson Road, Level 3, Arts Exchange Buliding, The Rocks, Sydney 2000

02 8076 9480


ABN 36 824 207 095