February 22, 2018
Senior dancers from Arts & Health groups at Aberthau-West Point Grey and Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre recently danced it up together on a blind date!
Dancers came together with their respective lead artists to learn about each other’s dance practices, and talk about what inspires them to dance.
This blind date was brought to us by Everybody Dance, an initiative to encourage participation in community dance projects that’s a collaboration between the Vancouver Park Board and our friends at Made in BC – Dance on Tour.
February 13, 2018
Welcome to our new Artists
Song Sharing Thursdays Douglas Park has a new project which began in fall 2017 lead by Julia Ulehla and Ana Elia Ramon Hildago. These two Artists will work with the older adults and elders to facilitate storytelling through song, empowering individuals to find their creative voice.
Julia Ulehla is a vocalist, actress, and ethnomusicology PhD candidate whose performance and research draw upon traditional song from Slovácko—a region in southeastern Czech Republic at the base of the Carpathian Mountains. She leads the Vancouver-based ensemble Dálava, in which folk songs collected by her great-grandfather are reimagined in contemporary musical arrangements.
Ana Elia is a singer, songwriter and song carrier with a strong interest in exploring how one carries songs and offers song in a way that honours and serves what the world asks of us in these times. She aims to create collaborative spaces and dialogue around social and environmental concerns.
Tsleil-Waututh Nation has a new project led by Roxanne Charles, a mixed media artist from Semiahmoo First Nation.
She is an active and proud member of her community where she promotes arts, language, and culture. She explores a variety of mediums including digital, jewelry, engraving, painting, weaving, sculpture, ceramics, and installation based works.
Her work activates visual representation, oral history, and ceremony: Methods which have been utilized by the Semiahma People for thousands of years. Responding to and documenting a troubling colonial present.
Visit our Artist page for more information on our Artists’ individual accomplishments.
January 18, 2018
Welcome Sylvie from Artlink
We had the pleasure of hosting Sylvie Fourcin, Director of Artlink, a community arts organization in Leeds that specializes in arts and health initiatives, in October 2017 while she observed our projects as part of the Winston Churchill Travel Fellowship in which she visited older adult programs in Vancouver and New York City.
Click here for more information on Artlink.