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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.
Open Studio: Watch a Contemporary Dance Rehearsal!
Date and time
Assemply Park Studios
80 Interchange Way
Offered in English.
Wheelchair accessible and is a relaxed performance.
Curious what a dance rehearsal process may be like? It is different for each and every artist. On September 29th, community members are welcome to come by and take a sneak peek into the process of three different contemporary dance artists:
10 am - 2 pm (Studio A) Sid Ryan Eilers (Aeris Körper Contemporary Dance)
10 am -2 pm (Studio B) Alli Carry
2 pm - 6 pm (Studio A) Alli Carry
2 pm - 6 pm (Studio B) Zoe Kwan
Aeris Körper is a Canadian contemporary dance company that produces live immersive shows, hosts community platforms, and leads accessible movement workshops. The company exists to inspire each audience member, dancer, community participant, to explore the endless possibilities that live in creativity, movement and dance to foster profound self-awareness and deeper human connections.
Alli Carry is a Toronto-based emerging multidisciplinary dance artist. Her recent performance credits include Marina Robinson's Unfurl at the Toronto Fringe Festival and a collaboratively choreographed piece entitled Ball Pit in the Dance Made in Canada Festival. Aside from performing as a dancer, Alli is inspired to explore her artistry and produce work through the mediums of choreography, film, photography, and theatre. Most recently, she participated in a two-week choreographic residency at DaCo where she presented a second draft of her current project A Subject. Alli celebrates collaboration as a pillar for her art practice and creates work through a feminist lens. She aims to make work that is meaningful to a diverse audience while remaining authentic to her unique voice. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance Dance with distinction from TMU.
Zoe Kwan is a dance artist, creator, and producer from Markham, Ontario. She has created original works for EnChoreo, Theatre Oculus’ Digital Creation Residency, and Collections Dance. Zoe has had the pleasure of working with Michael Caldwell (Dusk Dances Tour 2022), Colleen Snell (Frog in Hand), and David Norsworthy (Toes For Dance) in her professional career. Most recently, Zoe produced and choreographed her own full-length show called Carnival of the Arts at Ada Mackenzie Park featuring six original pieces she created. The show was funded by the “Our Park” project grant, managed by York Region Arts Council, City of Markham, and Markham Public Art.
This open studio event is part of the Dance Together Festival York Region, taking place during Ontario Culture Days 2023. It is free for participants, thanks to the generous support of the Richmond Hill Community and Cultural Grant Program. Presented in partnership with the Dance Together Project, Assembly Park, York Region Arts Council, City of Vaughan, City of Richmond Hill and Richmond Hill Public Library.
Free to attend, please register to secure your spot!
Dance Together Festival
The Dance Together Festival offers free open-air workshops and events that celebrate positive and accessible dance experiences. Join us for styles including Vernacular Jazz, Latin Fusion, Cuban Salsa, West African, Indigenous Contemporary, Vogue, Hip Hop, Soca and Inclusive Dance. Open to all ages, levels and abilities.
In fall 2023, the festival is coming to York Region thanks to the generous support of the Richmond Hill Community and Cultural Grant Program and in partnership with York Region Arts Council, City of Vaughan, City of Richmond Hill and Richmond Hill Public Library.
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The Dance Together Festival offers free community workshops and events that celebrate positive and accessible dance experiences. In fall 2023, the festival is coming back to York Region during Ontario Culture Days! Take a free dance works...