Portrait and Landscape is a series of online bi-monthly events, conceived by Wanda Moretti in collaboration with Kate Lawrence and Lindsey Butcher. Over the course of 2021, some of the worlds leading vertical dance choreographers will propose a series of 'gifts' for our vertical dance community, comprised of a varied set of interventions: presentations, videos, practical lessons. They will also introduce a next generation vertical dance artist to present their work at each meeting.
online 28 April 2021
Vertical dance site work offers me a pathway to thrive as an artist by deepening my connection to the lands and people. I will introduce myself and my artistic practice in relation to the unceded Indigenous lands where it has been created and performed, and I will reflect on the precepts that have emerged to guide my creative practice of vertical dance. Next, Diana Lopez Soto will introduce how she is weaving sustainable and regenerative practices into her life and practice. Expanding into the topic of rootedness in dialogue with Diana, we will reflect on what it means to return to the land. What responsibilities do we accept, in the context of decolonizing our artistic practices here in Canada and as visitors in other people’s territories around the world?
Presentation by next generation vertical dance artist
Sustainable practices as life and practice
I am a mother, a land caretaker and a multidisciplinary artist interested in sustainability as a means to find balance in both, life and practice. Organic Agriculture, Ngui Style Qgong, Integrative medicine, Ethnoecology and Site-specific work are a few of the practices that inform my process. Our practices are not separate from our lives. Food, ecology, health, mind and our combined histories shape our practices. I believe that my work must have the ability to respond for/about/to the sustainability of our communities. (Responsible= the ability to respond).
Date and Time
Wed, April 28, 2021
7:00 PM - 8.30 PM CET
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