This Week at the Guelph Shebang

The Guelph Shebang, River Run Centre’s artist residency program, wraps up this week with a four-day creative collaboration. As part of the community outreach elements of the program, the public is invited to participate in two free events:
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 – Community Workshop: “What Moves You”
6:30 to 8:00 pm , Co-operators Hall
90-minute participatory dance workshop includes a series of movement and story-sharing experiences
Free and open to the public
“What Moves You” is led by River Run’s artist in residence, Andrea Nann, Artistic Director of Dreamwalker Dance Company. Attendees to the workshop are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and are invited to participate in the movement activities.
Thursday, April 18, 2013 – Presentation: “Feedback”
7:00 to 8:30 pm, Co-operators Hall
An interactive presentation by the Shebang’s artists in residence
Free and open to the public
“Feedback” is a presentation by the Shebang’s six Guelph-based artists in residence: dancers Ishra Blanco and Megan O’Donnell; musicians Bry Webb and Amadeo Ventura; writer Claire Tacon and videographer Jenn E. Norton.

Dance artist Megan O’ Donnell.

In preparation for the presentation of “Feedback”, the artists engaged the community by asking people to tell them about the best and worst advice they have ever received. The responses will be woven into their public presentation on the 18th. There’s still time for anyone to respond by leaving a message on the Guelph Shebang phone line at 519-837-5619 or sending an email to [email protected].
The Guelph Shebang is River Run Centre’s first artist residency program, presented in partnership with Ed Video Media Arts Centre, Eden Mills Writers’ Festival, Guelph Dance, Guelph Jazz Festival and Hillside Festival. It is multi-disciplinary project that focuses on a collaborative approach to creative practices and is led by celebrated Toronto-based dance artist Andrea Nann, artistic director of Dreamwalker Dance Company. Andrea specializes in facilitating movement-based creative strategies to cultivate a group-based artistic creation practice.
The Guelph Shebang is funded in part by Ontario Arts Council through its Ontario Dances program which supports initiatives to enhance appreciation of dance in local communities and increase public awareness of the expanding spectrum of dance-based projects being developed by Ontario artists.
Andrea Nann
Artistic Director Dreamwalker Dance Company 

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