ART PLACE 2015-2016 Tara Luz Danse – Dance


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Amelia Griffin graduated from The School of Dance’s classical ballet and contemporary dance programs in 2006. Since, she has danced for several choreographers and companies including Sylvie Desrosiers, Propeller Dance and Platypus Theatre. Amelia is also an Ashtanga yoga therapist. She has been dancing with Tara Luz Danse since 2008.

Founded in 2006 by choreographer Anik Bouvrette, Tara Luz Danse is a contemporary dance company in residence at the Shenkman Arts Centre. The company’s work is twofold: we create and present dances for audiences of all ages, and we work in schools and in the community, fostering the discovery of contemporary dance.

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Participants: Working with elder Indigenous women
Language: English
Category: Dance
Project description:

Dancer Amelia Griffin will work with a group of senior women to create an improvised dance to live music. The final outcome of this 12 week program is a final performance and concert.


MAY 27.16 Storytelling, movement and spirit: concluding thoughts with Amelia Griffin and Tara Luz Danse

APR 21.16 Reflections of Wabano – part 2

APR 18.16 Reflections of Wabano – part 1

FEB 24.16 Qui dit danse, dit aussi musique

FEB 18.16 Project check-in with Amelia Griffin – Tara Luz Danse

FEB 8.16 Faire preuve de flexibilité

FEB 3.16 Le Pouvoir du Mouvement

JAN 26.16 A First Look Into our Residency

JAN 21.16 Interview with Amelia Griffin – Tara Luz Danse

NOV 18.15 Community Embraces Year Two of Art Place Artist-in-residence Program for its Positive Impact


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