Busuttil is a physical performer who trained as a dancer at the University of Western Sydney, Australia from 1992 to 1994, where she majored in dance on film. She has since danced, choreographed and taught her way all over the world performing and collaborating with a diverse range of artistic groups in the capacity of dancer, acrobat, teacher, choreographer, producer and director.
In 1994 her first dance film Sacred Expression premiered in Melbourne at the Greenmill Dance Festival where she presented a public talk titled ‘Self-funded creations’. Her film went on to screen at various dance festivals across Australia and at The United Nations 4th World Conference on Women, Beijing, China. More recently her short dance-related films have been screened at various international festivals including the Australian Queer Short Film Festival in Berlin 2006, the fabrik Potsdam Summer Festival 2007, Tanztage, Sophiensaele Berlin 2008 and at danca em foco, International video dance festival in Brazil 2007.
After being the recipient of a scholarship from the DAAD Germany and completing her post graduate studies at The International Women’s University in Hannover, Germany in 2000, Diane Busuttil began working with choreographer Be van Vark in Berlin. She has since performed and collaborated with Marco Berrettini, Ami Garmon, Post Theatre and most significantly Constanza Macras. The following year Dorky Park Ensemble was created. The Dorky Park ensemble has toured to major dance and theatre festivals in Germany, Asia and Europe such as; Tanz im August Berlin 2002; The Place London 2003; Avignon Festival 2004. In 2005 ‘Back to the Present’ performed in Italy, Korea and Japan and in 2006 toured the USA to critical acclaim.
Busuttil wrote, directed and performed in Dirt and Desire that has screened in over ten International film festivals. In 2009, she received a travel grant from Film Victoria to travel to San Francisco to attend the Frameline33 Film Festival and her own screening. Dirt and Desire screened in Berlin at the KurzFilmFunk Festival at ACUD Cinema in September 2009 and won the audience ‘best of’ award. Dirt and Desire is currently distributed in German speaking countries by Bildkraft (www.bildkraft.biz) and internationally by Ouat Media Canada (http://www.ouatmedia.com/).
In 2010 Busuttil toured On the Side of the Road with Theatre Junction to Calgary and Toronto Canada. She choreographed Cheap Blood, an opera/musical theater version of “Carrie” by Steven King, directed by Johannes Müller at the Sophiensaele Berlin. Busuttil co-created Salting the Tail which premiered in Oslo, Norway and performed in Intrigo Internationale at Radiale System Berlin under the directorship of Johannes Müller. More recently she collaborated on Good Little Soldier directed by Mark Howett with the Animal Farm Collective at Radial System, Berlin.
Busuttil recently completed ”Fresh Fruit” short film that is currently screening at various International film festivals. Check this link for details: