27 Mar 2023

Aeriosa Dance Society


Dancing Through The Seasons
Artistic Director's Message
Hello Everyone!

Are you sensing the ground underneath your feet quivering with new life?
I hope this newsletter finds you doing well and feeling energized.
Happy reading and happy spring!

Warmest Wishes,
Julia Taffe
New Format for Community Classes - Registration Now Open 
This spring we are piloting a new 4-week session format with more dates and times available at a lower cost. We hope these changes will make it easier for more people to take our introductory classes and offer our returning students more flexibility to continue with intermediate classes. These changes are part of our commitment to provide the highest quality dance instruction and help our students achieve their goals.

These classes are a great opportunity for those of you who are interested in our wall dance workshops to acquire the foundational skills and safety knowledge that are pre-requisites for dancing on buildings with Aeriosa.

...Stay tuned...we will be announcing summer workshop details and dates in the coming weeks! 
 Upcoming Stage Performance:
New Artists & Approaches
in Vertical Dance

Aeriosa & Butterflies in Spirit
with Deaf Theatre Artist Landon Krentz

Scotiabank Dance Centre - May 18th @ 12pm 
We are thrilled to announce our next performance: New Artists and Approaches in Vertical Dance, at The Scotiabank Dance Centre. This noon-hour show is Aeriosa's first opportunity to invite Deaf, Hard of Hearing and hearing people to come together and be our audience.

New Artists and Approaches in Vertical Dance will share works by company members, Deaf Theatre Artist Landon Krentz, and Butterflies In Spirit, an Indigenous Dance Group which performs hip hop, contemporary and traditional First Nations dances to raise awareness of violence against Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirits.

Landon Krentz is a bilaterally profoundly Deaf ASL performer for theatre. Landon will be co-creating and weaving his unique practice and cultural perspective throughout the different works. The show will be followed by an Artist/Audience Talk. ASL interpretation will be provided.

We are grateful to our funders and partners for supporting this production. We acknowledge the support of the Province of British Columbia, British Columbia Arts Council, City of Vancouver, Canada Council for the Arts, Alberta Foundation for the Arts and the Vancouver Foundation

Upcoming FREE Performance:
Butterflies in Spirit - Red Dress Day
Stadium Skytrain Station - May 5th @ 4pm
Aeriosa Artists in Residence, Butterflies in Spirit, will be doing ceremony, premiering new choreography and unveiling a photo installation at the Stadium Skytrain Station on May 5th from 4pm-6pm.

Translink has commissioned Butterflies in Spirit to create this special site-specific event for Red Dress Day, which is observed annually on May 5th, to help raise awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and Two-Spirits.
Behind the Scenes at Aeriosa 
We are hiring!
Please help us get the word out and fill this important new staff position at Aeriosa. For more information click on the image above to direct you to the full job description. Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted April 14th-17th.
Going to be in Tofino this week?
Aeriosa's Top Pick:
ʔUU: feast together
Aeriosa Dance Society is Proud to be an Official Tla-o-qui-aht Tribal Parks Ally.

Coming together as a community to share a meal is a time honoured tradition for ƛaɁuukwiatḥ. During festivals, family celebrations, weddings, and potlatches, we invite our honoured guests to share in a wholesome meal. It is around good food that our elders and knowledge keepers share their wisdom and their stories. We believe that as we take in a good meal, our hearts and minds are most receptive to the teachings we have gathered to receive.

In keeping with this tradition, we invite ticket-holders to join us at the Best Western Plus Tin Wis Resort in Tofino to enjoy an evening of ƛaɁuukwiatḥ style hospitality including traditional food, art, song and dance.

Through the evening, we will share some of the deep history of our homeland and our People. By understanding our history, we can better understand our relationship to this place and our responsibilities to the future

Location: Tin Wis Best Western Resort - Tofino
Dates Available: March 30 and 31 2023
Time: 6 to 9pm

Aeriosa Dance Society · 25-717 West 8th Ave · Vancouver, BC V5Z 1C9 · Canada