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Catching the Spirit Youth Society

Outdoor Experiences for Youth

MINE Art Youth Project - Explore Consumption, Materialism, Identity through your Creativity

Hi CTSer's - check outh this fun, free creative art project! 

My name is Kelly and I'm writing to let you know of a unique and free Interdisciplinary Art Project for Youth ages 14-18 coming up in January. I am one of the co-facilitators, alongside fellow dance artist Rianne Svelnis. The project will be based on my performance work mine. I'm writing to you in hopes that you can share this info with your youth networks. Please see below for the project info:

mine is an inter-disciplinary project that combines dance, theatre, storytelling, live music, and textiles to explore consumption, materialism, identity, value, fast fashion, history and memory, using clothing as the common thread between us.

In this collaborative creative process participants will exchange stories, make and share dances, improvise, play and explore the extraordinary that lives inside the ordinary, making magic out of the seemingly ordinary. No experience necessary.

This project is a partnership between Made in BC, Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation and Trout Lake Community Centre. It has received the support of the BC Arts Council and Vancouver Foundation.

Program Details:
Time:  Fridays 4pm-5:30pm
Dates: January 20 - March 10
Place: Trout Lake Community Centre
Cost:  FREE with snacks provided
We are also offering a free 'taster' workshop as an introduction to the concepts that will be explored in the winter series. All youth welcome to come try out the workshop and if they enjoy it, register for the upcoming series. Below is the facebook link for this workshop.
MINE Interdisciplinary Art Workshop for Youth

mine takes place on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tseil-Waututh Nations. 

Faciliated by dance artists Kelly McInnes and Rianne Svelnis with live music by Alex Mah.

More about the facilitators:
Kelly McInnes is a contemporary dance artist based in Vancouver, B.C. Since graduating from the Modus Operandi program, Kelly has participated in creation residencies and presented her work across Canada and in Mexico. Kelly's intention with her work is to magnify, comment on and create dialogue around, important socio-political issues within our society. Kelly's work is often multi-disciplinary and includes long duration, installation, community engagement and guerrilla performance. 

Rianne Svelnis is a Vancouver-based dance artist and recent graduate of the Modus Operandi Contemporary Dance Program. She is currently training on scholarship with Peter Bingham at EDAM Dance. She celebrates dance as a primal language of expression; sacred, playful, political and transformative. Rianne also has experience working in advocacy on the front lines of the DTES and has trained in facilitation with Carmen Aguirre, David Diamond, Power of Hope and PeerNet.

Please spread widely among your youth community ages 14-18!  We are keen to gather young folks for this unique opportunity. 



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