Performing Arts

This program runs Wednesday to Friday each week and enables participants to develop skills in visual and physical theatre in addition to traditional stagecraft. The program also offers singers and musicians opportunities to develop repertoire for performance.

Brief program overview:
Wednesday – program starts at 1.30pm and runs until 7.30pm
1.30 – 4.30pm participants learn the basics of music and singing, we encourage guest professional musicians to come in for the afternoon session.
Tea break
5.30 – 7.30pm Tutti Choir at Minda Verco Hall

Thursday and Friday program starts at 9.30am – 3pm
Theatre skills and stagecraft at Holdfast Community Centre, King George Avenue, Brighton.

In order to attend Tutti Arts programs participants need to have:

  • an interest and/or experience in one or more art forms
  • an intellectual or learning disability
  • access to funding (usually via Disability SA or the NDIS). A self-funding option is also available.

Places are available in this program for 2018. If you would like to know more, please contact Juha Vanhakartano Program Coordinator on 08 8422 6511 or email.

Tutti Arts is a registered NDIS provider and this program is NDIS-ready. This means you may be able to use your NDIS funding to cover the costs of this program. Click on the following link to read more about Tutti and the NDIS.

For funding and enrolment enquiries please contact: Dorothy O’Brien, Disability Manager 08 8422 6510 or email.

Tutti’s original production, Frozen Girl, debuted at the DreamBIG Festival in May 2017. Frozen Girl is Kathryn Evans’ story, first told in 2014 during story-telling workshops, when she revealed that between the ages of 11 and 13 she did not speak or move. Medicine appears to find no organic cause for Conversion Disorder aka Frozen Syndrome, rather it is thought to be triggered by emotional distress or trauma. For Kathryn, this was the loss of her only friend. This story shows that no matter how isolated or separate we feel, there is always hope that we will reconnect with the people we love.

Other videos by Tutti’s performing arts program are available on YouTube and Vimeo.

Parallel Lives – Colliding Worlds
Tutti Berarti Semuanya
Tutti Eye Music
Respect The Line
Dating Game
OMG the sleepover and mum!  
Tutti Performing Arts workshop footage 

Trisha Ferguson“Being in Tutti has changed me. I have performed in operas and concerts, and last year I sang at WOMADelaide. I know I was meant to be an artist.” Trisha Ferguson, Tutti Artist

‘ONE’ Tutti presents ONE, a visual theatre work about singularity and being alone. ONE was developed by the performers with director Daisy Brown. World Premiere: 20 May 2011 at Queen’s Theatre, Adelaide, South Australia. ONE was performed by Alistair Brasted, Jackie Saunders, Jane Hewett, Joel Hartgen and Trish Ferguson. Director: Daisy Brown. Designer: Wendy Todd. Composer: Mario Spate. Lighting Design: Juha Vanhakartano.

10 Ways to Love Tutti presents Ten Ways to Love: a tragicomic exploration of the struggle to find love in a bleak world. World Premiere: 31 July 2010 Opera Studio, Netley, South Australia. Director/co-devisor: Juha Vanhakartano Co-devisor/dramaturge: Pat Rix Music Director: Philip Griffin Set & Lighting Design: Juha Vanhakartano Costume Design: Louise Dunn

Between the Worlds A collaboration between Interact Centre and Tutti Ensemble, December 2007 Minneapolis, USA.  Directed by Jeanne Calvit