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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.
OPEN Intergenerational Dance Workshop
In-personDance Physical activity & movement Deaf & Disability arts Intercultural LGBTQIA2S Performance
Date and time
The Scotiabank Dance Centre
677 Davie St
Free, and accepts optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.
Offered in English, French, and Spanish.
Intergenerational Dance Workshop
Move together at your own pace with a mix of professional and interested movers of all ages (over 18). You will learn to improvise and move, finding articulation dynamics and sensitivity at the level with which you are comfortable . Your imagination is the most important tool! Gentle physical contact with others is optional. Taught by award winning choreographer, Lesley Telford.
- Inverso OPEN classes inverso.ca
Inverso Productions was founded in 2012 in Spain to experiment with other art forms and ways of creating dance. Inverso has been a registered non-profit society in Vancouver, BC on on unceded Coast Salish territory since 2017, creating and providing access to dance that is intelligent, innovative and multi-disciplinary. Inverso is dedicated to inclusive performance practise and aims to dismantle traditional hierarchies that have been embedded in dance and beyond, find new collaborative models, while centring diverse artists in our creative endeavours. We have recently opened our creative work to older adult movement practitioners in intergenerational performance and community engagement. Dance is a means to connect with our community by illuminating our shared humanity as we listen and increase our cultural sensitivity.
Inverso's works have involved the visual arts, literature, theatre, film, music and science. Inverso Productions has produced three full-length works: Brittle Failure, which has been a part of tours and festivals in Spain, the Netherlands and Canada, Spooky Actions and Gem-like. Inverso has been presented in the CaDance Festival and Korzo Theatre in the Netherlands, International Festival Madrid en Danza and the Reina Sophia Museum in Spain, the Chutzpah Festival, the Banff Festival of the Arts, the Gothenburg Dance and Theatre Festival, the Schmiede Festival, EDAM Choreographic Series, the Fluid Festival in Calgary, the Dancing on the Edge Festival, Dance in Vancouver and the Vancouver International Dance Festival. Inverso's collaborators include Berlin-based scenographer Yoko Seyama, writer Barbara Adler, videographer David Cooper and composer James Meger, and organizations such as TRIUMF UBC, Curiosity Collider, SFU School of Contemporary Arts and Pi Theatre and Sawdust Collector.
Inverso has expanded our work with and for emerging dance artists. We are proud of Performance Research Project collaborations with Ballet BC, Chor Leoni Men's Choir, and Bard on the Beach, Bloom Mascall Dance and the Vancouver Film School. We have offered a new OPEN series of workshops with award-winning Indigenous artist Margaret Grenier, Order of Canada recipient-Crystal Pite, Renee Segouin, Wen Wei Wang, Heather Myers and Shay Kuebler as well as streamed workshops with many international artists from the Netherlands, US, Germany, Spain, Senegal and France joined by dancers all over the world including workshops with Jermaine Spivey of Kidd Pivot and Michael Schumacher co-presented with SFU Woodwards and SFU Cultural Programs.
Ongoing partnerships include The Scotiabank Dance Centre and The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. We are grateful for past and present project support from the City of Vancouver, BC Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts and our generous private donors.