ANNUAL VOIRELIA FUNDRAISER IS ON NOW AND WE NEED YOUR HELP!

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Every donation gets a special offering: any amount donated comes with an exclusive preview of our new dance film. Any amount of $50 gets a special gift from our brand new Online Art Store & any amount of $100 or higher also gets an entry in a raffle to win an original dance photography print from “Ghosts of Rorschach.”

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For our raffle prize, we will be offering 3 original dance photography prints. Three winners will be announced in the first week of January 2021! Donate now to enter the raffle – entry closes December 31, 2020! Every donation of $100 gets entered into the draw for the big prize. The three prints are:

 

Special prizes from our Online Art Store – every donation of over $50 gets a Voirelia tote with original art work on a notebook or greeting cards:

Examples of different greeting cards – some are hand drawn watercolour mini paintings, while others are photograph prints of props and inspirational objects used in the “Imaginarium” dance series – a body of dance works exploring our connection with nature:

 

Voirelia is all about giving back to the community. Whether through our thought-provoking art work, community dance classes, workshops, or talks; we are here to inspire and CONNECT people in a meaningful way – but we can’t do it without you! We are a small, non-profit hub and we need your support in continuing our outreach into 2021.

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RECENT PAST EVENTS:

 

October 30th, 2020

“Inside Dracula’s Garden:” an evening of film, dance, & art. 

 

 

October 28, 2020 – November 1, 2020: East Van Showcase presents

“Haunted Saloon” Film Festival, including premiere of “Dracula’s Garden Rising” film by Voirelia.

 

Want to take a part of Dracula’s Garden home with you? Now you can!

Our brand new Online Art Store is now open and features a collection of post cards, small art objects, & original drawings from Dracula’s Garden series.

 

 

 


 

MINDFUL MOVEMENT:

FREE ONLINE DANCE CLASSES

 

STAY TUNED FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT NEW CLASSES COMING IN JANUARY 2021

 

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Class description: All levels welcome! This fun class will blend mindfulness, improvisation, & visualization. We focus on connecting to joy of movement. Dance and improvisational exercises will be accessible and self-paced, with a focus on exercises that help to unlock creativity and expression. The class will also include some discussion.

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Photos by Carol Gandra.


 


OUR STORIES:”  ONLINE DANCE FESTIVAL BY ADDO PLATFORM

June 8-12, 2020

Voirelia’s Artistic Director, Alina Sotskova, was one of the artists in the June edition of the festival. The live performance was on June 11, but you can still learn about the new work Alina is developing for this festival and will soon be able to watch new videos: see here.

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

Some photos of Alina’s research for this new solo, which explores the relationship with nature as a vehicle towards understanding vulnerability, building deeper connection with self and others, and reinvigorating connection to own and others’ humanity:


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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.


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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:

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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.