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Inclusive Dance Workshop by Propeller Dance

Photos by Andrew Balfour @PropellerDance

When: May 15, 2022, from 2:00 to 5:00 pm
Where: The Gym at King George Public School, 220 Hunter Street E., Peterborough
Who: Propeller Dance Artistic Leads: Renata Souter, Shara Weaver and Liz Winkelaar

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Experience the joy and sensory experience of an inclusive dance workshop by Propeller Dance! Leaders in Canada for dance and disability arts, they invite you to join in a fun, light-hearted, and warm environment for exploring creative movement, following breathwork for tension release, and developing your inner creative dance maker. Workshop will include inclusive technique class warm-up, improvisation explorations, themes from contact dance, and sharing of Propeller’s choreographic creation methods.

This workshop is open to all abilities and all levels of dancer and professional performance artist. Also open to education and health professionals wanting to learn more about how to be more inclusive of dancers with disability in their activities.

About Propeller Dance

Propeller Dance has been an innovator in the field of contemporary integrated dance and diverse performance practices in Canada since 2007. Led by Artistic Leads Renata Soutter, Liz Winkelaar and Shara Weaver – Propeller Dance is committed to excellence — creating, teaching, performing and presenting integrated dance and disability arts performance. Our artistic work is at the centre of all we do. Our choreographic work draws on the creative processes of disability arts making and diverse artistic practices.
Propeller Dance has grown into a professional dance company and training program that operates year-round and reaches more than 5000 people annually.  We are in our eighth year as the Great Canadian Theatre Company’s (GCTC) Company-in-Residence.

Artist Bios

Renata is a co-founder of Propeller Dance and has dedicated her professional career to socially engaged dance innovation.  Numerous creations for Propeller Dance include Living the Desirable Life (2017), The Wild Life (2017), Flesh and Spokes (2020 -presented at Danceworks) and Drifting Up (2013) and collaborations with the Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre and Royal Ottawa Place. She is a Diamond Jubilee medal recipient.

Liz has been dancing with the company since its inception.  Liz is the recipient of the Celebration of People’s Artistic Excellence award (2012) and Propeller Dance’s Emerging choreographer’s program through her work Spasticus which was presented by Danceworks in 2020.

Shara is a co-founder of Propeller Dance invigorated by new ways of experiencing movement – new sensory discoveries for performance and multi-genre art.  Her company works for Propeller include Circuit, Frame of Mind and Ebb and FLow and community collaborations with the Psychiatric Survivors of Ottawa.  She is a keen dance educator and loves teaching and creating with children, as well as adults.


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