Join our friends and collaborators, Addo Platform, July 19-25, 2021 for
 

Moving Together:

A week of online dance and movement sessions.

7 days. 10 mentors.

 
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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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Our team is growing! Join us!

new Assistant Grant Writer Editor 

 

We have an exciting announcement!

 

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RECENT PAST EVENTS:

 

Join Alina Sotskova, Voirelia’s Artistic Director, in this free event, presented by Dancer Transition Resource Center.

All are welcome!

 

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For more information about “On the Move,” a free virtual conference for emerging dance professionals, organized and presented by DTRC, go to the DTRC website.

 

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Check out the new Voirelia Art Store!

With original art work and handmade items, such as art greeting cards, our new store helps support our non-profit hub and enables us to pair fair wages to artists and offer free and low costs events to the community.

 

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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.