COMING UP:

 

OUR STORIES:”  ONLINE DANCE FESTIVAL BY ADDO PLATFORM

June 8-12, 2020

 

Voirelia’s Artistic Director, Alina Sotskova, will be on of the artists in the June edition of the festival. You can view her performance at 1pm on June 11, 2020, PDT. To learn about the new work Alina is developing for this festival, see here.

Check out more about Our Stories on Addo Platform’s page.

You have to register to view the performance – here is the link with all the information:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/our-stories-AddoPlatform

 

 


 

 

ONLINE DANCE CLASSES!

UPCOMING CLASSES:

Thursday June 4, 2020 | 5PM: 

Mindful Movement: Contemporary Dance Improvisation 

Duration: 1 hour class

Levels: All levels welcome

Teacher: Rachel Helten

Class will begin with a guided meditation then move into led improvisational prompts and dance scores using text and imagery. Through this research we will cultivate mindfulness, loving-kindness, explore our physicality, inspire creativity and freedom of movement.

How to attend class:

Full class on Zoom – Register here:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMrc-ysrzIjHNTEee0WnNWMunt6TLsLWfgh

Password: dance

Or, for warm-up only, live stream it from the Voirelia Instagram account. Handle: Voirelia.

FOR THE JUNE 4, 2020 CLASS:

In lieu of donations for Voirelia please consider donating to the following organizations in these links (if you are not able to donate at this time please consider signing a petition, donate by streaming, spreading the word, speaking with loved ones, and informing yourself by investigating these links and beyond.)

BLACK LIVES MATTER VANCOUVER
https://ca.gofundme.com/f/blmvan

BLACK LIVES MATTER
https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/?fbclid=IwAR1sA08V1Zn9HT0jB3RrNMTqG0mkOAQhVhnyjZUDxEyGhFkyesh1ohFgIew#donate

Resources for non-Black folks to support Black communities in Canada + beyond.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rvVbCG-7ubJDBISQGy02fQjFmUm2gWHJ08x1nDwoTcc/mobilebasic?fbclid=IwAR1hz9_7W9BH5ymg_GRfwwfPQjsiBnyBzycX6jfDI9KuzApOabsTlXZYa1k

Anti-Racism/Pro-Peace Resources
https://docs.google.com/document/u/0/d/1S5uckFHCA_XZkxG0Zg5U4GQGbY_RklZARwu43fqJH0E/mobilebasic

Stream to donate
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCgLa25fDHM&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR24QLaPY_qqB5h0agPTCxH73e2NNvpDLlNxAmRl0iVak4grDxC__vLDc2I&app=desktop

 

About Rachel: I had the privilege of working as an interpreter and choreographer for “The Dracula’s Garden Series” presented by Voirelia: Psychology, Philosophy and Dance Hub. This is an on-going interdisciplinary collaboration that “explores the universe of Gothic literature: its stories, creatures, and themes.” In this class we will be utilizing a few of the movement tasks that we explored during this creative process.

 

 

For more information about Rachel’s work and offerings visit: www.rachelhelten.com

 


 

Other recent teachers for Voirelia online dance classes have also included Alina Sotskova, Voirelia’s Artistic Director.

Alina improvising in one of her favorite places to dance: in nature:

 

 

About Alina’s approach to teaching dance:

We approach each class with a philosophy of being kind to the body, kind to the mind, curious about the present moment, and exploring of the potential within movement, whatever potential/possibility exists in the bodymind each day. Each class is self-paced, so you can adjust it to your needs for that day. Each class you can make as physically gentle or intense as you wish. We use guided imagery, metaphor, and mindfulness tools in each class. We challenge our creativity to open us using different tools and we dance as a way to share excitement for art and creativity together with you.

 

 


 

If you would like to support Voirelia, you can do so here: https://bit.ly/voireliaclass

Voirelia Hub is a non-profit. All funds go directly to supporting operational costs of the hub, wages for professional artists who work with our non-profit hub, helping Vancouver-area artists to keep creating art for the community.

 


 

I M A G I N A R I U M

 

Commissioned by The Dance Centre for International Dance Day virtual celebration, this is a dance film made during COVID-19-related self-isolation. It will premiere on The Dance Centre’s channels on April 29, 2020.

This work is about a longing for the connection with nature, and a recreation of a garden inwardly – in your home, in the body, in the mind.

 

Concept/choreography: Alina Sotskova. Cinematography: Jason Kirkness & Alina Sotskova. Music: Chris Giles.

 

 


 

RECENT PAST EVENTS:

IG-OTM-DT-2020

 

on the MOVE is a FREE professional development event for graduating students and emerging dance artists of all genres, organized by Dancer Transition Resource Centre. We welcome you into the professional community with lively panels, workshops and networking activities. Success, in the business of dance, will extend beyond what you’ve learned in-studio. Let us give you the advantage so that you can make an inspired leap into the profession. It’s everything you need to know to get the edge in your dance career!

When: January 31, 2020 (8:45 am – 4:30 pm)

Voirelia will be taking part in the Community Fair portion of this event! Come chat with our Artistic Director and our Voirelia team members who specialize in psychology and dance about our Dancing with a Healthy Mindset initiative and about different ways Voirelia can support your dance career. By attending, you can will also be entered to win a free one hour coaching consultation on dance career-related topics with the Voirelia Artistic Director and Psychologist, Alina Sotskova, Ph.D.

Where: The Dance Centre
(Level 6, 677 Davie Street, Vancouver)

You can find out more information about the event here: https://dtrc.ca/english_services/content/on_the_move_vancouver_2020

 


 

VOIRELIA’S NEXT FREE TALK ON PSYCHOLOGY, DANCE, CREATIVITY, AND MENTAL HEALTH:

 

Psychology Month 2020 - Sotskova final

 

Join us and bring a friend! This talk will focus on resilience and steps all can take to enhance mental wellness. We will talk about concrete tools and practical strategies you can take home with you to help enhance mental wellness and resilience. We will also talk about and see examples of dance and artistic works and talk about how engaging in dance and creative practices can help support mental health.

No registration needed. Space is on a first come basis – arrive a few minutes early to make sure you have a spot!

See the Facebook event page for updates, photos, videos, and more information.

Presented as part of Psychology Month 2020 by BC Psychological Association.