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May 4, 2022

2022 celebrations- join us!

While we can’t gather for our annual Exhibition and Gala Showcase to celebrate Seniors’ Week, we sure can celebrate together online.  Arts & Health and Active Alumni groups are hosting Virtual Open Studios- on Zoom, and one via conference call.  You are invited to visit the groups for a chance to experience their arts practices and learn about what they’ve been working on.

Virtual Open Studios:

Arts & Health and Alumni groups open online “doors”

 

Virtual Open Studio Sound and Song- Seniors’ Week (Zoom)

Tuesday, May 31, 1:30-2:45pm Click here to register – link will be emailed.

Virtual Improv Theatre with Jeff Gladstone- Seniors’ Week (Zoom)

Wednesday, June 1, 9:30am-11:00 am Click here to register – link will be emailed.

Virtual Open Studio Quirk-e- Seniors’ Week (Zoom)

Wednesday, June 1, 11:00am- 1:00pm Click here to register- link will be emailed.

Virtual Moving Stories with Veronica Berezowsky- Seniors’ Week (Zoom)

Thursday, June 2, 10:15-11:30am Click here to register – link will be emailed.

Virtual Elders’ Arts with Todd Devries- Seniors’ Week (Zoom)

Thursday, June 2, 1:30-4:00pm Click here to register- link will be emailed.

Arts & Health Virtual Celebration- Seniors’ Week (Zoom)

Friday, June 3, 2:15-4:00 pm Pop in by video to say hello to your Arts & Health friends. Click here to register- link will be emailed.

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To register for online events, click on the hyperlinks above, or call 604.713.1801.  All events are FREE. For more information: info@artsandhealth.ca

May 4, 2022

Dance to the Rhythm by the Roundhouse Choir

 

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Roundhouse Sound & Song has developed an online collaborative songwriting practice grounded in individual soundwalks. Participants use soundwalking to gather lyrical material for an original song, and write the song together through weekly online sessions led by composer Leah Abramson. For Dance to the Rhythm, Leah and the group invited choreographer Veronica Berezowsky (who leads Arts & Health’s Moving Stories project), Remix artist Kyle Cashen, and Video artist danielle Mackenzie Long to help them transform their sound and create this video. For a step by step guide for how to do this kind of work, visit Leah’s project page at the Canadian New Music Participatory Music Hub, where you can explore many participatory music projects.

May 29, 2021

Sing With Us by the Roundhouse Choir

 

Sing With Us is an original song written online by The Roundhouse Choir through Sound & Song, in Winter 2020/Spring 2021. Instead of meeting weekly at the Roundhouse Community Centre — as they have since 2017 — the group moved online at the start of the COVID19 pandemic to keep writing and singing together.

Sound & Song program participants develop original songs by going on soundwalks together and sharing their observations through a collaborative group writing process. Since COVID19, group members have done individual soundwalks and recorded audio/video and taken photos to share online in order to generate discussion and new lyrics. Some of these images and videos are shared in the music video above. More information on soundwalks from Hildegaard Westercamp at: https://www.hildegardwesterkamp.ca/so…

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