February 14, 2020
Intro to Inclusive Choreography
Hosted by InterdepenDance Collective / All Bodies Dance Project
813 Darwin Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
10:30 AM – 4:30 PM
About All Bodies Dance Project: “Our work brings together artists with and without disabilities to explore the endless creative possibilities in difference. We seek to make opportunities for every body to discover dance and for artists with disabilities (and without) to access dance training. We want to widen the spectrum of who dances and what dance can be.”
Workshop topics include: ideas for choreographing difference and relationship, tools for collaborative composition, tips on how to direct in integrated dance (even if you are rotating the role in a collective), and examples of nonvisual ways of presenting dance.
Optional performance: Workshop participants are invited to be part of a group sharing (informal performance) during the Integrated Dance Forum on Sunday February 16th at Gordon Head Recreation Centre at 11:30am.
Relaxed workshop environment. Wheelchair accessible venue. The auditorium can be accessed through the main entrance off of Darwin Avenue (which has automatic doors), or by elevator from the lower level entrance (door has a push button) off Nigel Avenue. There are accessible washrooms for all genders. Sign language interpreters are available by request (Katt and Emily). Live describing is available by request. Captioning is available by request. It will be remote transcribing because local transcribers are not available. There will be a few phone-arm-bands available and wi-fi, allowing for mobile captioning as you move if you bring a smartphone. There will be one wearable SUBPAC tactile music technology available for taking turns (unfortunately their supply has sold out). Attendants or support persons are encouraged to participate in the workshop with you. There are chairs available. If you require a chair with arm-rests or another type of seating, please note this on the registration form and we will do our best to have it available. There are handydart drop-off areas off Darwin Avenue and on Nigel Avenue. The larger parking area is off of Nigel Avenue. If you require a parking spot very close to the entrance, please note this on the registration form and we will ask the facility to reserve a spot for you in the upper parking lot off Darwin Avenue. Access requests: On the registration form there is space to note access needs. Please request interpreting, live describing, captioning or transcribing by February 7. If you have questions, feedback or suggestions, feel free to contact Joanne by phone or text at 250-812-2501 or email Joanne@CreativeMoment.im.