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10:10 am Ross Desprez

The Continuing Tradition of Folk Music as a Tool of Historical Archive and Community Builder. Theme: Cultural, Heritage & Creative Expression
Folk music has always been used to pass news from one group to another, to catalogue the events and at the same time by the very act of singing the songs build a sense of community. In his work as a Theatre Artist and Musician Ross Desprez uses this ancient formula to create pieces of theatrical entertainment constructed from historical elements inspired by local history transformed into song and presented in a way that encourages audience participation. Theatre Artists are constantly exploring new ways to engage an audience and through his interest in folk music and history he merges the two art forms to create a very unique style of presentation.