Winter Theatre Artist Residency 2024/25

Artist in Residence
Foolish Operations

In residence Winter 2024/255 at Roundhouse Community Centre

About Foolish Operations and Julie Lebel

Foolish Operatons mandate is to create dance experiences that welcome babies, toddlers and their families in performances and workshops filled with irresistible invitations to participate. We collaborate with artists, educators and specialists to spark inspiration between communities, disciplines and fields of knowledge, using play in art-making as the glue.

Julie Lebel is a Vancouver based choreographer invested in community engaged dance and in interactions between public space and community. She graduated from UQAM with a bachelor degree in Dance in 1998 and is based in Vancouver since 2005. Her choreography is shown across Canada in city centres and rural contexts, with dance, theatre and multi-disciplinary presenters, festivals and museums.
At the core of her practice, Julie facilitates the Foolish Operations Ensemble/Dancing the Parenting – an ongoing practice for parents to dance and perform with their young children.

July Lebel by Liz Herboza 

More information about the residency will be available in the fall, stay tuned!

Among a competitive pool of applications, Foolish Operations was awarded residency space at New Works within the 2023-24 season. New Works strives to build process-focused artist-lead residency space that is responsive to the creative’s need.

A New Works residency is a safe space for creative risk taking.

This creation studio residency at Q7 is in partnership with the
Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre