This is a press release:
Are you ready for a wild, wacky, ambulatory street parade party in Hintonburg?
Propeller Dance invites everyone to join in the fun during EveryBODY Dances! on Saturday, June 3 from 1:00-3:00pm.
EveryBODY Dances! is a moving sculpture parade featuring live music, dance choreography, and it is a chance for all ages and all abilities to participate.
The parade begins at 1:00pm from the corner of Holland and Wellington at Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC).
If you want to join the parade, come to the GCTC lobby at 12:00!
Otherwise join up with the parade anywhere along the route from 1:00-2:30 as the dancers weave from GCTC to the end of the route at Somerset Square by 2:30, where spectators and participants will be treated to performances by the dancers of the adult and children community recreational dance programs.
EveryBODY Dances! is directed by Shara Weaver and will highlight the students of Propeller’s community dance program. Weaver explains that “the EveryBODY Dances! Moving Sculpture is the first community event launching the 10th Anniversary of Propeller Dance. This event brings our dance students out of the dance studios and into the community so Ottawa residents can see for themselves how Propeller Dance creates and nurtures the power of possibility.”
Why is Saturday’s event important? Weaver notes that “people with disabilities often receive messages from society [about moving and travelling] that are disabling in themselves such as ‘don’t travel,’ ‘be careful,’ ‘you might get hurt,’ ‘hurry up, you are taking too long’ etc. This is a chance for us to celebrate the freedom that integrated dance provides.”
Dancer Mike Hurley says that “dancing for the people in the Hintonburg Community is like fireflies illuminating the inside of a colossal crystal, spreading joy and light into every heart.”
The parade and the performances are FREE and ACCESSIBLE.
The rain date is Sunday June 4 from 1-3:00.
Join the Movement!
Video above: Let’s Dance, David Bowie.
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