Vancouver Moving Theatre and Jumblies Theatre in partnership with Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden present
The Art of Hospitality:
3rd Downtown Eastside Artfare Institute
A volunteer work-learn opportunity and mini-practicum in art that engages with and celebrates community
April 7-15, 2013
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden (578 Carrall) and Ukrainian Hall (805 E. Pender).
With RUTH HOWARD (Jumblies Theatre, Toronto), SAVANNAH WALLING (Vancouver Moving Theatre) & LEAH HOUSTON (MABELLEarts, Toronto).
Explore artful hospitality and develop skills in art making that is welcoming, inclusive and able to bring people together across differences. The Institute includes: Introductory sessions, a mini-practicum with an active community arts project, hands-on activities, discussions, take-home resources, and a culminating event that weaves together feasting, conversation, storytelling, music and cultural sharing from Coast Salish, Chinese, and Ukrainian traditions.
Application Deadline March 20, 2013, midnight.
This is a celebratory time for Vancouver Moving Theatre.
Our upcoming season 2013-2014 is both the 30th Anniversary of Vancouver Moving Theatre and the 10th Anniversary of the Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival (23 October – 10 November 2013).
We have some exciting projects and plans in the works for 2013 and 2014, including among others:
- THE BIG HOUSE, a theatrical-performative feast with Dr. Sun Yat-sen Garden and the DTES Neighbourhood House (April 2013, and May 2014);
- BREAD AND SALT, a tribute to the historic Ukrainian-Canadian community of the Downtown Eastside (November 2013);
- TRAIN OF THOUGHT, a cross country ocean to ocean train ride and community arts connection project produced by Jumblies Theatre in association with Vancouver Moving Theatre and other community engaged theatre organizations across Canada (May 2014);
- V6A PROJECT- a community arts legacy project: a celebratory history and resource of community-engaged theatre and music productions and projects created with, for , and about the Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside from 2002 to 2012. heartbook.vancouvermovingtheatre.com;
- 2013 10th annual HEART OF THE CITY FESTIVAL.(23 October – 10 November 2013) - Our 10th Anniversary!
For more details visit www.heartofthecityfestival.com;
- BAH! HUMBUG! Victorian England meets Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Co-produced by SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs in partnership with VMT, this East End adaptation of the Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol” is a holiday favourite. Proceeds benefit the Downtown Eastside Heart of the Festival and community arts in the Downtown Eastside (December 2013, Fei & Milton Wong Theatre).
For more details on these projects please see UPCOMING EVENTS.