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Parent and Child Toddler Dance Class

Dance Outside the Box with New Parent Child Dance Classes
New Session starting January 12th, 2019, 11 – 12pm

$100 for 8 classes or $15 per class. At Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St., #103.

jessicarunge.com classes@jessicarunge.com 416 703 2990

Dance outside the box in these fun, creative classes where parents and children dance and explore their creativity through movement together!
Runge has over twenty years of experience teaching dance to people of all ages. Since 2013, Runge has been offering one-of-a-kind movement classes for children at the beautiful studio she shares at Artscape Youngplace.

This new series of classes is based on the work of Eryn Dace Trudell and MamaDances.

Class Dates: January 12th – March 2nd, 2019, no classes Family Day weekend. Registration recommended.

photo credit: Jessica Runge

The Gathering 1.0: Intersections between Community Arts and Socially Engaged Arts Practices

The Gathering has been a very powerful, positive and supportive process geared towards sharing strategies in the engagement of Indigenous, racialized, deaf, disabled, mad, queer, women and other historically-marginalized artists and communities since it was initiated by CPAMO in Spring 2016. Given its success, The Gathering 1.0 | Intersections between Community Arts and Socially Engaged Arts Practices will explore frameworks for understanding the potential of community arts and socially engaged arts in supporting the expressions of these artists and their art making.

This convening will feature showcase performances, community-based visual arts and plenary sessions aimed at building organizational and artistic capacity, with the hope of enlivening the many ways in which the Arts intersects with and provides public impact, civic engagement and deeper skills development. This edition of The Gathering 1.0 is dedicated to the work of Shula Strassfeld, CPAMO Program Facilitator, Dancer and Intergenerational Community Arts Champion.

The Gathering offers an interactive space where arts organizations, artists and attendees dedicated to advancing pluralism in the arts can share dialogue on common purposes and strategies. We believe systemic change is more effectively achieved through collective, creative action, and seek to learn from everyone to understand how contemporary intersections in artistic practice shape diverse Canadian cultural expressions.

The day will include panel discussions on the intersections of learning involved in community arts practices and how engaged community arts informs a professional arts career. Slated to present we have visual artists:

Wayne Dunkley a visual artist, storyteller, voice actor and educator with a social practice that includes photography, digital media, community development. 20 years ago, he postered 400 pictures of himself to take society’s temperature on prejudice. 20 years later he is doing it again. Why? A social commentary of the currency of our time. It’s time for a different conversation about all prejudices, racism, sexism, ageism, genderism, ableism and others.
The art activation project “Bloody Boats!!” by Akshata Naik, talks of how we humans belong to different land, language, race, ethnic culture and are largely identified by the tags such as white, black, person of colour, immigrant, newcomer, refugee, queer, LGBTQ, indigenous that we often associate ourselves with but forget there are so many things is us which are common.
Lisa Frost in “Filling the Gap” will use colourful yarn to create a community engaged artwork where the participants of The Gathering will be invited to contribute to the work.
Performing arts will be represented by writer Mugabi Byenkya who will share a piece inspired by his debut novel ‘Dear Philomena,’. The piece wrestles with being a black, disabled, queer individual attempting to navigate the North American medical establishment that was not built for POC people. Aria Evans and the GoToDance Company will showcase a dance performance as will dance artist Coco Murray respectively rooted in Arts Education and Community engaged Indigenous and African dance.

The Gathering 1.0 will have a special performance by Dance Exchange (Washington D.C) for which it’s founder is the visionary behind the Critical Response Process (CRP) which Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario employs in its work with the Pluralism for Organizational Change (CPAMOPOC) participants. Their performance will be intergenerational with embedded audience engagement.

TICKETS DETAILS
Regular admission:
$20 each panel or showcase | $30 for both panel + showcase
Artist/Student/Underemployed:
$15 each panel or showcase | $25 for both panel + showcase

Tickets available online: https://the-gathering-nov-2018.eventbrite.ca

For more information contact:
Kevin A. Ormsby, Program Manager info.cpamo@gmail.com

* In the image above (left to right): Coco Murray, Mugabi Byenkya, Wayne Dunkley, Lisa Frost, Aria Evans and Akshata Naik.

We would like to thank the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Pearson International Airport’s Propeller Project, the Applegath Group, CIBC Wood Gundy, Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration for their support.

Creative Dance for Children in Grades 1 & 2

In a fun, inclusive class led by professional Canadian dance-artist, Jessica Runge, students will learn age-appropriate dance exercises and games. Jessica Runge has over fifteen years of teaching creative movement to children in diverse settings.

Creative Dance for JK & SK

In a fun, inclusive class led by professional Canadian dance-artist, Jessica Runge, students will learn age-appropriate dance exercises and games. Jessica Runge has over fifteen years of teaching creative movement to children in diverse settings.

Creative Dance for Children in Grades 2 – 4

In a fun, inclusive class led by professional Canadian dance-artist, Jessica Runge, students will learn age-appropriate dance exercises and games. Jessica Runge has over fifteen years of teaching creative movement to children in diverse settings.

Creative Dance for JK & SK

In a fun, inclusive class led by professional Canadian dance-artist, Jessica Runge, students will learn age-appropriate dance exercises and games. Jessica Runge has over fifteen years of teaching creative movement to children in diverse settings.

Creative Dance for Pre-schoolers (Ages 3-4)

In a fun, inclusive class led by professional Canadian dance-artist, Jessica Runge, students will learn age-appropriate dance exercises and games. Jessica Runge has over fifteen years of teaching creative movement to children in diverse settings.

Mom and Baby Dance Class

Connect with your Baby
in New Mom and Baby Dance Classes

Six Saturdays starting November 3rd, 2018, 10:45 – 12:00pm
$65 for six classes or $15 per class. At Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St., #103.
jessicarunge.com classes@jessicarunge.com 416 703 2990

Set aside some time every Saturday morning this fall to indulge in the pleasure of spending time just being with your new baby. Connect through movement, music, and gentle play.

Runge has over twenty years of experience teaching dance to people of all ages. Since 2013, Runge has been offering one-of-a-kind movement classes for children at the beautiful studio she shares at Artscape Youngplace. This new series of classes is based on the work of Eryn Dace Trudell and MamaDances.
Class dates: November 3rd – December 8th, 2018. Registration recommended.

photo credit: Jessica Runge

Parent and Child Creative Dance Class

Dance outside the box in these fun, creative classes where parents and children dance and explore their creativity through movement together!

Runge has over twenty years of experience teaching creative movement to children in diverse settings. Since 2013, Runge has been offering her one-of-a-kind creative movement classes at the beautiful studio she shares at Artscape Youngplace.

This series of classes is based on the work of Eryn Dace Trudell and MamaDances.

Register Now for Fall 2018. Saturdays 11:00 – 12:00pm (September 15th – October 20th, no class October 6th) – $15 each class or $65 for a series of five @ Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St., #103.

For more information or to register email classes@jessicarunge.com.

Exhibition – SW25

SW25

August 10 – 29, 2015

An exhibit reflecting on the past 25 years of SummerWorks. presented by SummerWorks and Artscape Youngplace Over the past 25 years SummerWorks has grown from a fringe-style theatre festival that operated on a first come first served basis, to Canada’s largest curated performance festival, featuring theatre, dance, music, and live art. SW25 charts the ever evolving nature of the Festival through a visual archive of Festival history.