disdance / disdanse

Monday, August 17, 2020 - 9:00am to Friday, August 28, 2020 - 8:00pm

Call for Participants: disdance / disdanse

What?
disdance / disdanse is a public art initiative for residents of the Cumberland ward. Experience your story expressed through movement with a professional dance artist, safely and accessibly. Sessions are 45 minutes long. No dance experience necessary. Free. Offered in English and French.

disdance / disdanse is created by dance artist Elizabeth Emond-Stevenson through the City of Ottawa Public Art Program’s Microcosm pilot project.

Physical distancing will be in place. All public health protocols will be observed.

Where?
Distanced, on the street/driveway in front of your place of residence. For families and individuals of Cumberland Ward 19.

When?
August 17 - 28 2020.

How?
Email takeupspacedance@gmail.com to express your interest in participating.

Who?
Elizabeth Emond-Stevenson is an emerging Franco-Ontarienne dance artist from the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg people (Orléans ON). Under the name TAKE UP SPACE she creates/performs/collaborates through connections between people/places/artforms. Elizabeth’s choreography has been/is being presented locally through platforms such as TACTICS, Theatre 4.669, Dark Horse Dance Projects, the National Arts Centre’s #CanadaPerforms, Free Flow Dance Theatre (Saskatoon), Dancers Studio West (Calgary), Skylines Dance & Film Series (Winnipeg) and NextFest (Edmonton) and the Social Distancing Festival. Her community practice includes experiences creating and facilitating movement workshops with Amethyst Women’s Addiction Centre, teaching for the City of Ottawa’s I Love to Dance Program and initiating a movement workshop and performance series for seniors. Elizabeth is a company member of Tara Luz Danse and educator, rehearsal coach and guest artist with Propeller Dance.