Outdoor Dance Lab

Image description: A collage of three photos each showing people dancing outdoors. In the top left corner there is a green box with white capitalized text that reads “Tuesday May 25 2021. Outdoor Dance Lab” and right under, white text that reads “Join New Works and Made in BC for three free online events designed to support dance and multidisciplinary artists in developing their site specific/outdoor dance practices and presentation planning.” At the top right corner there is a photo of three dancers near a body of water with sunlight beaming from behind their silhouettes. In the bottom left corner, there is a photo of two dancers standing under green trees with their arms out and wearing white and black clothing. In the bottom right corner, there is a photo of four dancers standing on the beach facing a sunset and wearing light coloured silk dresses. At the bottom centre, there is white text that reads the schedule for the event “10:00am to 10:45am Producing Work Outdoors: A Case Study. 11:00am to 12:00pm In Conversation with the Land: Land Acknowledgements from a Kanienkehaka worldview. 2:00pm to 3:30pm How to move performance work from stage to outdoors: Production Considerations and Accessibility for Site Specific Work.” In the bottom right corner there is a white “Made in BC Dance on Tour” logo and below it a white “New Works” logo. Photo credits: Shana Wolfe 轴_軸_Axis PC Tom Hsu, Her Tribal Roots Photo by: Melbourne Mouse, Ocean Roaring by Anya Saugstad.

New Works and Made in BC held three free online events designed to support dance and multidisciplinary artists in developing their site specific/outdoor dance practices and presentation planning. This event was open to creators of all levels of experience with working out-of-doors. See below for audio recordings and partial transcripts in English for all three events.


Producing Work Outdoors: A Case Study

Anya Saugstad (20-21 MiBC DADAO Des Arts Dehors/Arts Outside dance artist) discusses her ongoing process to produce outdoor work in Kelowna.

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In Conversation with the Land: Land Acknowledgements from a Kanienkehaka worldview

Facilitator: Lindsay Katsitsakatste Delaronde, Kanienkehaka from Kahnawake (MiBC 20-21 DADAO Des Arts Dehors/Arts Outside dance artist). Acknowledging the spiritual, political, and social responsibilities in land acknowledgements is an embodied action that mobilizes Indigenous governance, and asserts Indigenous peoples rightful stewardship of Turtle Island. Moving through the era of reconciliation we are all learning to embrace and value Indigenous ways of conduct that supports wellness in all nation-to-nation building. Please join the circle with deep attentiveness, and full presence to share with one another about our deep love for Mother Earth. This workshop involved meditation and writing.

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How to move performance work from stage to outdoors: Production Considerations and Accessibility for Site Specific Work

Speakers: Marie Lopes (Coordinator – ACE Team, Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation), Kay Slater (Accessibility Consultant), Christie Watson (Managing Director, Rumble Theatre). Panel moderator: Heather Lamoureux (Executive Director, Vines Art Festival).

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