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A Dance Residency Project with Dezza Dance & West Point Grey Community Centre

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HONOURING THE ANCESTORS & BRINGING HOPE TO GENERATIONS PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE

Desirée Dunbar, Lead Artist | Martin Reisle, Cellist/ Composer | Rachel Helten & Juan Villegas, Dance Artists | The Dezza Dance Community Ensemble | Ezequiel Peralta, Art Projectionist

TICKETS $25 IN ADVANCE ($30 cash only @ door if available)

FRI APRIL 5 @ 7PM &

SAT APRIL 6 @ 4PM

ABERTHAU MANSION/ WEST POINT GREY COMMUNITY CENTRE| 4397 W 2ND AVE | VANCOUVER | FREE PARKING | dezzadance@gmail.com

Thank-you to our generous partners, West Point Grey Community Association, Vancouver Parks Board, Deux Mille Foundation & Private Donors

PHOTO: DESIREE DUNBAR BY WILLAN LEUNG

PHOTO: DESIREE DUNBAR BY WILLAN LEUNG

Desirée Dunbar, MFA is choreographer and embodiment therapist. She brings the best of contemporary dance, embodied inquiry and energy medicine to facilitate inner resolution.

She is lead artist for this Dezza Dance Intergenerational Dance Residency Project with Martin Reisle, Cellist/ Composer, Rachel Helten & Juan Villegas, Dancers Community Dancers and Ezequiel Peralta, Art projectionist.

Dezza Dance Community Ensemble: Cherylann Buckmann, Deb Commander, Tannis Fisher, Eileen Fogarty-Ellis, Lyne, Hawryzki, Garrick Jang, Lisa Jordan, Claire Plunkett-Blazi, Linda Rosenheck

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“Aberthau” is a Gaelic term meaning “filled with light” and it is our intention to welcome in the light for the land, all those that have walked on it, the century old home in which we practice and our individual and collective hearts.

We warmly welcome you!

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BUY TICKETS NOW FOR FRI APRIL 5TH @ 7PM

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This special presentation is what we call a “dance ceremony”.

Dance, gesture and spontaneous movement are used to get to new depths of understanding, reconciliation and closure in the face of difficult and seemingly impossible situations.

The ensemble of professional and intergenerational community dancers began sharing, embodying and healing personal histories earlier this year with lead artist Desirée Dunbar and musician Martin Reisle.

Stories from generations past held in the body and DNA emerge through embodied inquiry and healing is brought through energy medicine.

Music is an integral part of this journey and Martin Reisle, Cellist and composer is a key collaborator on the project.

Visual storytelling is also present through art projection created by Ezequiel Peralta (Buenos Aires, Argentina).

The ensemble invites you to join them in a ceremony to honour the ancestors and to bring hope for generations past, present and future.

Will you join us?

 
PHOTO: FROM GARRICK JANG’S FAMILY ALBUM | CHINATOWN, VANCOUVER

PHOTO: FROM GARRICK JANG’S FAMILY ALBUM | CHINATOWN, VANCOUVER