ON JUNE 20, 2019, AT 8PM, VOIRELIA AND COLLABORATING DANCE ARTISTS WILL PRESENT “FOR THE WILD:”

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EVENT INFORMATION:

We will be holding an informal sharing of dance and music works in progress to raise money for The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society “CPAWS,” to raise awareness of the very real climate crisis we are experiencing and to offer a space for freedom of expression and deepen our connection to nature.

*Doors Open at 730pm. We will have space for sharing after the performances to connect with the artists.
*Admission is by donation (option to pay via cash/card at the door)
Space is limited so please RSVP via eventbrite in advance!

EVENTBRITE RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/for-the-wild-an-informal-sharing-of-dance-music-works-in-progress-tickets-62612398369

HOW CAN I CONTRIBUTE?
1) Attend our event! Donations will be collected at the door. (Cash or Card). Please RSVP in advance.
2) Contribute to our Online Giving Page: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/pages/for-the-wild-an-informal-sharing-of-dance-music-wo/
3) Educate yourself, contribute to charities, volunteer, learn ways to live sustainably (I have lots to learn), support one another, help raise awareness!

*Our event is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.
*We will have some chairs and pillows but most seating will be on the floor. If you or a loved one needs/prefers a chair let me know via email rachelhelten@gmail.com

*We acknowledge 45 W Hastings is located on the unceded, ancestral and traditional Coast Salish territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səlil̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) people. As artist that live, work and play on these lands, we strive to be allies with, to learn from and to acknowledge the rights of indigenous peoples.

*Supported by Future Leisure- https://www.juliannechapple.com/future-leisure

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS EVENT, SEE THE FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE HERE.

“FOR THE WILD” HIGHLIGHTS FROM VOIRELIA TEAM:

Among other works, Voirelia artists will present a new work in progress, “Others,” which consists of excerpts from Dracula’s Garden series of contemporary ballet poems. Via the universe of Gothic literature, the Dracula’s Garden series explores themes of beauty, deformity, the sublime, the uncanny, and the grotesque. This series is especially interested in evolving the use of, conceptions, and symbolism of pointe shoes in contemporary dance.

Selected photos from works in progress in this series:

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Photography and editing by Jason Kirkness and Alina Sotskova.

To learn more about the inspiration and concepts behind Dracula’s Garden series, see our recent blog post about it or check out photography highlights from the series in of this section of our website.

 


 

Voirelia is currently looking for volunteers and consultants to join our team. Check the “Work with us” section of our site.

 


The production of

“DRACULA’S GARDEN RISING: A DANCE FILM”

is currently underway, as part of a larger series titled “Dracula’s Garden.” This series includes brief dance poems by different choreographers. The series draws inspiration from Gothic literature. The Gothic themes, images, and personages are used to critically explore our relationship with beauty, particularly beauty standards in contemporary dance history, traditions, and their effect on the psychology of dancers. This project is presently funded by Voirelia, but you can help us move it along and help us in our mission of ensuring that all artists we work with are paid fair wages for the hard work they do. Check out different ways to support Voirelia’s work here

Some still from the dance works in this series: