Community-engaged dance residencies at the Park Board bring together non-professional movers of all ages, sizes, dance abilities and cultural backgrounds to work alongside professional dance artists creating, practicing and performing dance. They are working collaborations between professional dance artists and community members who might not think of themselves as dancers and choreographers. Community-engaged dance recognizes […]
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Naomi Brand is the artist in residence who leads the Roundhouse Ageless Dancers and All Bodies Dance, two community engaged dance projects at the Roundhouse. She holds a BA and an MFA from the University of Calgary. She has cultivated a diverse artistic practice
We’re living longer! That’s great news, isn’t it? British Columbians have the longest average lifespan among our fellow Canadians; however, many of us are facing our latter years feeling isolated and alone. While there are no concrete predictors of longevity, many studies dedicated to understanding the overall health benefits of engagement and social connection conclude […]
What is a Roundhouse Residency? The Artists’ Residency program is an important part of our commitment to community cultural development. Professional artists create collaborative projects with community members that unfold over time through workshops, drop-in programs, discussions, rehearsals and productions. Residency projects are about building creative community; they promote diversity, interdisciplinary activity, innovation collaboration and involvement.
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