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Robin Poitras, Edward Poitras, Larry BaumaN
Free Event Featuring dancers from across Pow Wow Country.
Everyone knows an Oscar, a family member, a friend, a neighbour; someone who is hurt and in need of healing.
This special dance gathering is for healing, love and sharing the power of dance.
Guest Curator: Michael Laliberte
New Dance Horizons' Artistic Co-Directors: Edward Poitras and Robin Poitras
Date & Time: Wednesday, July 7th, 1:00-1:30pm
Location: At The Saskatchewan Science Centre, 2903 Powerhouse Drive
New Dance Horizons are thrilled to announce the first in a series of actions by Gary Varro, marking the commencement of his LTD Edition – World of Oneder Artist Residency. Gary's intermittent art actions will be announced on NDH's social media only.
Bipedal your body through Wascana Park to take in the visual, aural and sensory pleasures of walking in silence and in individual and collective states of mind.
Surrender yourself, single file, following Gary on a gentle walk on a meditative, soulful journey.
Location: Wascana Hill
Date/Time: Saturday, February 27 at 5:30pm.
The walk is a loop and will be approximately 1 hour.
At the conclusion of the walk back at the top of the hill, you are welcome to toast the full snow moon with a special spicy chilly hot chocolate courtesy of @corecoffeeyqr specialty coffee + snacks thanks to Amy + Tim Weisgarber.
Limited to 10 people. Cut off time for registration is 2:30pm. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (306) 525-5393 if you would like to attend.
** Gary's hand chosen one of a kind walking sticks will be available as a fundraiser towards Gary's residency.
NEW DANCE HORIZONS’ HOUSE OF DANCE is proud to launch Dancing & Wild Tales, a dance-based video performance series that explores stories, myths, fairy tales, and folktales through the art of dance, theatre, storytelling, visual art, and music. Dancing & Wild Tales is imagined by Managing and Artistic Director Robin Poitras and Co-Artistic Director Edward Poitras.
Developed in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the series seeks to expand awareness and appreciation of cultural stories that touch and connect the lives of people at home in Saskatchewan and around the Globe.
Video still, Ian Campbell, Anansi and the Sky God's Stories
Artist, Robin Poitras
Video still, Ian Campbell, Anansi and the Sky God's Stories
Performer, Bongani Musa
First in the Dancing & Wild Tales series is a new dance-based interpretation of the ever popular and significant Anansi and the Sky God’s Stories. Presented in partnership with the Saskatchewan Caribbean-Canadian Association (SCCA) and the Saskatchewan African Canadian Heritage Museum (SACHM) with sponsorship from Toronto Dominion Bank, this video work is a collaborative creation by Robin Poitras, Edward Poitras, with Nimone Campbell, Roderick T. Johnson, Joseph Ashong, Ian Campbell, and Patrick James.
Anansi and the Sky God’s Stories is presented in recognition and celebration of Black History Month and the contributions and achievements of people of African ancestry.
Co-conception: Robin Poitras & Nimone Campbell
Co-choreography: Robin Poitras, Nimone Campbell, Roderick T. Johnson
Narrator / Sky God: Bongani Musa
Anansi / Spider: Roderick T. Johnson
Onini / Python: Robin Poitras
Mmoboro / Hornet: Kyra Lynch
Osebo / Leopard: Nimone Campbell
Mmoatia / Fairy: Savana Lynch
Special thanks to: Joanne Crofford and Boomtown Drums, Kenilee and Globe Theatre, Timothy Murphy, University of Regina Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance (MAP), and the University of Regina Department of Film.
New Dance Horizons' gratefully acknowledges the operational support of: Government of Canada, SK Arts, and the City of Regina.
Sound Score & Drummer: Joseph Ashong
Set and Prop Design: Robin Poitras and Edward Poitras
Costume Design & Realization: Robin Poitras, Edward Poitras with Linda Coe-Kirkham
Prop & Costume support: Kris Evans and Patrick James
Co-conception: Robin Poitras & Edward Poitras
Co-direction: Robin Poitras, Edward Poitras, Nimone Campbell
Director of Photography: Ian Campbell
Video Editor: Ian Campbell
Light Design, Technical & Production Management: Patrick James
Introduction: an adaptation of the original story
Texts: Nimone Campbell & Robin Poitras
On February 27th, check out SACHM Month End Wrap Up & Presentation by UCAS youth - Li'l Shadd, Anansi and "Other Peoples Heaven".
Blue moons occur every two and a half years, while full moons only occur on Halloween every 19 years. Halloween 2020's rare blue moon is a Hunter's Moon that will be appearing across all time zones at 10:49 EDT. The last time this phenomenon happened was in 1944!
Sponsored by: Corn Maiden Market at Lincoln Gardens.
What: See X O Skeleton (a video dance loop projection) by the Skeleton Crew (Seema Goel, Robin Poitras, and Stephen Kirkland). Live dance, music, and performances will be live streamed onto front of NDH building, featuring VIBES YQR (street dancers), Colby Nargang, Roderick T. Johnson, Krista Solheim, Gary Varro, and Tara Solheim.
Where: In front of New Dance Horizons building, 2207 Harvey Street. Don't miss the Halloween themed yards by our neighbours across the street!
When: Saturday, October 31st from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.
How: Drive, Bike or Walk! Wear a mask and maintain social distancing!
**Can't make it in person? You can always watch the performances online! Check out our home page on Halloween night (5pm - 7pm) for the live stream link!
A Fellow Infinite Jest, 2010 Digital Photograph
The Skeleton Crew (Seema Goel, Robin Poitras, and Stephen Kirkland)
Performer: Robin Poitras
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Concept | Marie Chouinard
Dancers (alternating) | Michael Baboolal, Adrian W.S Batts, Jossua Collin Dufour, Valeria Galluccio, Motrya Kozbur, Luigi Luna, Sayer Mansfield, Celeste Robbins, Carol Prieur and other guest dancers.
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Six o'clock p.m. in Montreal - 3 p.m. in Los Angeles - 7 p.m. in Sao Paulo - 10 p.m. in Dakar - midnight in Paris - 1 a.m. à Beirut - 3.30 a.m. in Bangalore - 7 a.m. in Tokyo.
Friday, September 18, 2020:
One o’clock p.m. in Montreal - 10 a.m. in Los Angeles - 2 p.m. in Sao Paulo - 5 p.m. in Dakar - 7 p.m. in Paris - 8 p.m. in Istanbul - 10.30 p.m. in Bangalore - 2 a.m. in Tokyo.
Saturday, September 19, 2020:
Eight o’clock a.m. in Montreal - 5 a.m in Los Angeles - 9 a.m. in Sao Paulo- noon in Dakar - 2 p.m. in Paris - 3 p.m. in Palestine - 5.30 p.m. in Bangalore - 9 p.m. in Tokyo.