Join Voirelia for:

“MORE ALIKE THAN UNALIKE:” A DANCE WORKSHOP

September 10, 2022. 11am – 12:30pm
Jandali Studio, The Dance Centre
677 Davie street, Vancouver, BC

Photos: Andi McLeish

Register now by emailing voireliahub@gmail.com.
Spots are limited and registration is required!


By donation. Suggested donation: $5-$7. No one turned away due to lack of funds.

This dynamic, all-levels dance workshop will introduce the participants to the themes that Jen Aoki has been exploring in her dance practice. Jen has been working with ideas of home, roots, displacement, adaptation, and belonging as she explores her cultural heritage and Japanese-Canadian history through her artistic process. This workshop is an invitation to immerse yourself in her artistic tools as we reflect on common ground – what unites us as humans despite our differences. Jen Aoki and Alina Sotskova, Voirelia’s Co-Directors, will offer dance-, poetry-, and image-based exercises. We will co-create a short movement phrase with, approaching dance as a community building activity. 


Adults with all levels of dance experience are welcome, from beginner to professional. No specific dance training required.

Send your donation via e-transfer to voireliahub@gmail.com or bring cash on the day of the workshop – and don’t forget to register!


Recent Voirelia events:

“RENAISSANCE REDUX”

STUDIO SHOWING

2pm – 3pm, APRIL 30, 2022

SCOTIABANK DANCE CENTRE, 677 DAVIE STREET, VANCOUVER, BC

FREE! SPOTS VERY LIMITED – RSVP NOW TO VOIRELIAHUB@GMAIL.COM



We invite you to a free showing of “Renaissance Redux”, Alina Sotskova’s new contemporary dance work. This duet with Nicolas Ventura and Margarida Macieira blends physically rigorous, contemporary dance with images of human form in Renaissance art. During the studio showing, we will share excerpts of this work in progress, a fun talk on blending psychology, dance, and visual art, and finish with Q & A with the artists.

Photos: Carol Gandra. With gratitude, we acknowledge the support of Canada Council for the Arts and Shadbolt Centre for the Arts.



SUPPORT THIS PROJECT & GET A COOL T-SHIRT!

 

Get one while they last! Limited edition!

We’ve been working with a local artist, Carley Bjorgum, to create a unique design that captures the Renaissance Redux duet. It’s a nod to Leonardo da Vinci, who  inspired the initial research process, and the design integrates the choreographic forms we are using. Check out Carley’s work on Instagram: @carley.b.art


Gender neutral sizes XS – XL. $35. Send us an email to confirm that we have your size voireliahub@gmail.com

Then, send an e-transfer with your size and mailing address to voireliahub@gmail.com. Or, reserve it and pick it up at the studio showing! All proceeds go to support the premiere of this work in 2023, such as fair wages for all artists, cost of costumes, etc.


RECENT PAST EVENTS:

Moving Together:

A week of online dance and movement sessions.

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Image: Addo Platform

Addo Platform invites you to us this summer for an experience like no other from July 19th to 25th 2021. Moving Together is an online movement experience led by 10 mentors from around the world, who are eager to create enriching encounters. This event is for those who are interested in self-development, movement exploration & choreographic research. Connect to your body and pleasure of moving, while embracing a supportive community. The workshop contains a wide range of movement techniques such as composition, task-based research and improvisational languages. By hosting classes for the mind and body, this project aims to enhance interconnectivity, interdependence and co-creativity on a global scale. No previous dance experience is needed for attending this event. This event is open to individuals of all ages, genders and ethnicities who are interested in connecting with people from all around the world. 

The more people we engage, the more affordable it will become. Addo Platform is taking this opportunity to apply a new payment model for this event called “Our Presence Matters”, which will make the workshop cheaper as we work together to engage more people to join us. Share it with friends, family and community.

Alina Sotskova, Voirelia’s Artistic Co-Director, will be teaching one of the classes, sharing some of the most recent dance and movement tasks from the Leonardo da Vinci research process, which has been a tremendously enriching experience in deepening all layers of creativity – movement, visual, psychological, experiential.

To learn more and to register, go to the Addo Platform website.

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