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Community as Mentor (Work-in-Progress Performance) Jamieson, Karen; Svelnis, Rianne; Carnegie Dance Troupe


A Work-in-Progress performance of ‘Community as Mentor’ took place at the Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, SFU Woodwards, at the Heart of the City Festival on November 6, 2022. “Exploring themes through dance, music, and poetry, this work-in-progress weaves together new choreographic directions with The Carnegie Dance Troupe’s repertoire. Through a process of co-remembering and welcoming contributions, we focused on the ensemble as a whole, with troupe members that are present, and those who have passed: Ricky Lavallie, Sarah Good, Peter Siah, Roger Howie, Dean Obrol, Joan Morelli, Robyn Livingstone. Healing themes of ocean and forest, trees, and roots as well as the animals within have emerged – the deer, the bear, the salmon, the orca. A sense of gratitude, adventure and joy emerges from our practice of connection to our bodies and together as a group. We hope the witnessing of this process also transforms you in that way.”

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