605 Collective: Dance Residency Activities Oct. 22 through 25

Vancouver based dance company, 605 Collective, will reside in Golden October 22nd – 25th, with many opportunities for the community to be involved. Daytime and evening activities on all four days, culminating in a performance of the Company’s new work, New Animal on the 25th. Scroll down for details and schedule.

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October 22nd: 11:30am – 2:30pm. Golden Civic Centre. (no charge)        Collaboration between artists of 605 Collective, willing participants from the local community and photographers/videographers using raw lemons to unleash participants’ ‘inner animal’.  Photos will become part of an exhibit, either online or displayed locally.  Come for all or part of the workshop. Interested participants and photographers/videographers please EMAIL for a time slot … or for more information contact our outreach coordinator: Abby Watkins abigailwatkins(AT)icloud.com

October 22nd: 6:30pm – 8pm. 605 Collective “Movement” Workshop – Golden Civic Centre. $10.  605 Collective’s co-directors and dancers will lead a workshop focusing on 605’s basic movement vocabulary, and in particular, movement concepts found in New Animal. Open to all. Email for more info or just show up. Open to both people who want to “move” and others who can only watch and learn more about the movement.
8pm: Artists Talk. Q & A. For those who can stay longer (or who want to come just to meet the artists). Come along and ask questions about the “movement”, the life of a professional dance artist, or whatever you are curious about.

October 23rd: 12:30pm – 3:30pm. Dance, Film/photography workshop. (no charge) The 605 Collective dance artists with collaborators (from the previous day or new participants) will take to the forests surrounding Golden to shoot a series of simple photos and short videos that frame dancers/participants/children as wildlife in their natural habitat. All dancers/actors/physical people/children are welcome to participate. Photos will become part of an exhibit, either online or displayed locally. Location TBA and weather dependent. Groups or individuals welcome. Email for a time slot: 10-11, 11-12, 21-1. Times and format flexible, we can work with your group. Abby Watkins abigailwatkins(AT)icloud.com

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October 23rd: 6:30 – 9pm. Golden Civic Centre. 605 Collective “Creation” Workshop. $10. For those curious in the creative process behind dance making, this workshop will show participants how to approach simple methods for composing movement phrases and devising their own choreography.

October 24th: 2pm – 5pm. Golden Civic Centre. (no charge) Open In-Theatre Rehearsals. Enter the theatre (quietly) any time to watch the company rehearse sections of New Animal, set lighting, sound and projection, and prepare for the performance.

October 25th: 7:30pm. performance of NEW ANIMAL – Golden Civic Centre [Ticket info]
8:45pm: Q&A Talkback with the artists. This is the audience’s chance to ask the dancers questions about the art form, and specifically about the choreography and production of New Animal. Don’t be shy.

Link here to MiBC to see other performances in the MiBC dance on tour line-up. Click here to a Wicki article on Contemporary Dance.

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