Join Possesom Paul, the renowned multidisciplinary artist and co-director of the groundbreaking Wolastoq story ballet 'Pisuwin,' for an enlightening Masterclass workshop, 'Indigenous Contemporary Storytelling through Dance and Movement.'
Location: Studio 2 Price: $15.00 dance umbrella student $10.00
Dive into storytelling through Indigenous ways of seeing intricately woven through dance, as Possesom Paul shares their expertise and unique perspective, offering participants a transformative journey into the heart of Indigenous culture and expression. Discover the power of movement as a storytelling medium and learn to convey stories that resonate with depth and authenticity. This workshop celebrates the spiritual beauty of dance and its deep connection to culture.
Possesom Paul is a prominent Wolastoqiyik Indigenous Artist known for their multifaceted contributions to the world of arts and culture. In collaboration with Igor Dobrovolskiy, Possesom co-directed the groundbreaking Wolastoqiyik Story Ballet titled "Pisuwin," from its initial conception to its captivating creation. Currently serving as the Director of Indigenous Programming at Atlantic Ballet Atlantique, Possesom Paul has been a driving force in promoting Indigenous perspectives within the arts. Their extensive body of work spans mesmerizing performances, expressive dance, compelling acting, innovative choreography, cultural curation, invaluable consulting, engaging emceeing, and inspiring teaching. Possesom Paul's dedication to preserving and sharing Wolastoqiyik Indigenous culture through the arts has made them a respected figure in the Indigenous artistic community and beyond. With their diverse talents and unwavering commitment, they continue to honor and showcase the cultural legacy of the Wolastoqiyik people and inspire a new generation of artists.
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What are Relaxed Performances?
Sometimes referred to as sensory-friendly experiences, Relaxed Performances give the opportunity for those with various sensitivities towards sensory stimuli to experience and enjoy live theatre.
These performances will be designed in a way to be more comfortable for audience members who may experience anxiety or are not comfortable with some aspects of a traditional theatre setting. This can include people on the Autism Spectrum and their families; those with sensory and communicative disorders or learning disabilities; people with Tourette’s syndrome; someone who might need to move often due to chronic pain or to use the facilities; or even parents with toddlers.