ABOUT THE ARTIST
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
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.
Wabano’s mission is to: provide quality, holistic, culturally-relevant health services to First Nations, Inuit and Métis in Ottawa; engage in clinical, social, economic and cultural initiatives that promote the health of Aboriginal people; promote community-building through education and advocacy; and serve as a centre of excellence for urban Aboriginal health.