Vancouver Moving Theatre (VMT) creates art that celebrates the power of the human spirit; builds shared experiences that bridge cultural traditions, social groups and artistic disciplines; and gives voice to residents of the Downtown Eastside and beyond. VMT creates original theatrical, concert and interdisciplinary repertoire; produces the Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival, multi-disciplinary events, and special projects for diverse audiences; provides cultural services, information, educational and legacy resources; and delivers professional services with an attitude of cooperation and respect for community needs.
May 8-10, 2015
The Big House is all about connection. It is about coming together under one roof to share with each other through food, stories and art.
Vancouver, BC, May 10-12 and Grindrod/Enderby, BC, May 14-15, 2015
Tracks: 7th Canadian Community Play and Arts Symposium is a five-day community-engaged arts symposium with the purposes to: bring together Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists who are creating with, for and about communities; explore the ways we can/will/do live together in the shadow of colonialism.
May 12 – June 10, 2015
Train of Thought is a real and imaginative journey to connect community-engaged arts practice from coast to coast and to collect and share stories of the land – as it was, as it is, as it might have been, as it could be – and facilitate collaboration and alliances in a participatory and festive way.
News from Savannah Walling, Artistic Director
In April, Terry and I travelled to California, Arizona and southern Utah to visit my American family, my high school boyfriend, and my beloved mentor dance anthropologist Dr. Joann Kealiinohomoku, former director of Cross Cultural Dance Resource Centre in Flagstaff, Arizona.
We also visited our Navajo friends whom we had not seen for almost twenty years. The Navajo Nation is larger than ten of America’s fifty states; it is the largest Native American reservation in the USA. I love the stark beauty, stunning rock formations, and juniper-scented desert air of the Four Corners region, located 5,000 feet above sea level on the Colorado plateau. The American southwest is my birth home and my spiritual home. Read more...