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Older & Reckless (St. Catharines, ON)

The ArtsEngageCanada team had the privilege of visiting the FirstOntarioPerforming Arts Centre in St. Catharines this month to observe a community outreach project in action.

As part of the presentation of Older & Reckless, a dance performance programmed by Claudia Moore of MOonhORsE Dance Theatre, community members were invited to take part in a six-workshop series. Over the course of six workshops over two weeks, the participants created their own unique dance piece, which they then performed at the beginning of the Older & Reckless program on Friday, March 23rd.

The community aspect of Older & Reckless was an inspiring, collaborative, outreach project. The work actively engaged members of the public, many of whom had very little dance experience, in co-creation and performance. In so doing, the project built confidence, connection, and an increased appreciation of the art of dance among the participants and their loved ones.

We'll be writing more about Older & Reckless in the Idea Box and our April enewsletter. In the meantime, you can read more about the project in the St. Catharines Standard here.

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Ronnie Brown - Oakville Centre

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Megan English - Community Engagement with dance

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Why - community engagement with youth and community Choreographer Keira Martin

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