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Call for participants: move by Peggy Baker Dance Projects

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Art Gallery of Hamilton

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The Socrates Project invites men and women, ages 16-65 to participate in Peggy Baker Dance Projects' move.

We are looking for a group of 16 individuals to participate in a workshop culminating in the performance of move – a 70-minute dance/installation under the direction of celebrated Canadian dance artist, Peggy Baker.

move is a community engagement project that explores basic dualities of caregiving: touching and being touched, watching and being witnessed, movement through the body and that same body’s movement through space. move calls up a multitude of ancient and timeless images; earth being plowed, the molding of clay, the kneading of bread, a midwife at work, a storm gathering, the swell of an ocean, the movement of a glacier, the heaving of a continent, the passing of time.

Individuals interested in being part of this powerful community engagement project are invited to register for a two-hour workshop from which 16 performers will be selected to work with Ms. Baker in the preparation and performance of this event.

Workshop: Saturday, November 10 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King Street West.

What are the physical demands of this activity? We are seeking physically active community members. Formal dance training is not required but you do need to be fit and have a strong physical practice -- yoga, martial arts, acting, swimming, dancing, sports etc. The choreography includes rolling on the floor and crawling; knee pads will be provided.

How should I dress for the workshop? Please wear comfortable workout clothes so that you can move easily; and bring a bottle of water.

If successful, what is the time commitment for rehearsals and the performance? Successful participants must be available for rehearsals on Saturdays and Sundays, January 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m; and for the performance Saturday, February 2 at 2 p.m. (with a pre-performance call at 11 a.m).

All events take place at the Art Gallery of Hamilton.

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For further information and information, contact Alyssa Lai at 905 525 9140 ext. 26848 or socrates@mcmaster.ca


Presented by The Socrates Project and Office of Clinical & Organizational Ethics at Hamilton Health Sciences.

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