Events & Happenings
Events at the Church
Wednesday February 1/23 – 6:30-9:30pm
Thursdays February 9, 16, 23/23 – 6:30-9:30pm
“Contact and Beyond: Dance Improvisation Practice Space”
A chance for those with or without dance experience to immerse themselves in a practice of silent dance improvisation. With gentle guidance from facilitator and experienced dance educator Kristen Lewis, dancers of all ages (you are never too old to learn to dance your freedom!), dancers are supported in learning to trust the supportive embrace of silence to bring us into the deep simplicity of communion with self, other, and space. This is a place for free expression, for profound kindness towards self and other, and for reverence for the humble mysteries of the body as sacred vessel.
For more about the facilitator Kristen Lewis, see: www.gullcrydance.com
Fee: $15-25, sliding scale.
Saturday. Feb. 5, 6:45-9:30pm.
FULL SNOW MOON Ecstatic Dance & Sound Healing in the Sanctuary,
Luna & I met at Rad Cafe on the full moon in November. They were sharing gutsy, vulnerable poems and I was sharing an Indo-fusion & eclectic ecstatic dance wave that had everyone letting loose and sweating. When the evening ended we were all invited to tie ceremonial red string bracelets around each other’s wrists, to symbolize connection and our intentions moving forward toward the next full moon. Luna and I tied each other’s and shared a hug.
Earlier in the evening we had chatted about their sound healing and yoga work and some collaborating in future so I am thrilled to announce that, this coming full moon, the Snow Moon– just three months after that chat– Luna & I are collaborating on this beautiful full moon offering we are so excited to share with you! You are warmly welcomed to step in and co-create some movement and sound medicine with us.
FLOW OF THE EVENING:
6:45pm- Arrival, settling in, gentle stretching
7pm- Opening Guided Meditation- Luna
7:15- Full Moon Chants, Circling, & Ecstatic Dance Wave- SISTR Dj
8:45- Sound Healing- Luna
We look forward to co-creating sacred space with you. Come gift yourself time to pause.. relax… and open… time to let your body move however it wants to move through a multi-tempo, multi-genre ecstatic dance wave… time to drop in to presence and stillness and be bathed in healing sounds.
WHAT TO BRING: a yoga mat & shawl or blanket for comfort during the sound healing, lots of water & a small snack if you’d like, and we are welcoming folx to bring their salt lamps and objects for an altar to decorate the space together.
COST: sliding scale $20-$25-$30, on eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/523442068317or by e-transfer to: email@example.com (pls put Feb. 4 & your contact info in e-transfer message.) Volunteers needed to help set up and take down in exchange for a free spot. Message us.
We welcome ALL ages, abilities & disabilities, genders, romantic & racial identities, love, and respect.
Wednesday, February 8 at 7pm
Wednesday, February 15 at 7pm
Karel Roessingh performs For Love Birds – Birdsongs and Valentines. Karel will be playing original music from his birdsong in the parkade recordings as well as romantic standards for Valentine’s Day. The birdsong album, recorded in the lowest level of the View Street Parkade, beside Hermann’s Jazz Club late on an August night in 2017 on a Steinway grand is based on bird songs collected on a cross-Canada camping trip with Karel’s wife, Brenda in 2016.
Wednesday, February 22 at 7pm
The Wellman Trio performs Bossa’s n’ Ballad’s!!!. Two polar opposites! A collection of relaxing, heartfelt ballads from films such as The Days Of Wine And Roses, then a bundle of funky bossa nova tunes like Black Orpheus (and perhaps a single swing tune). A chance to support emerging artists Connor, Eli and Essencia.
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