About this Event
In partnership with the Roundhouse Community Centre, New Works is excited to share a day of free, community dance workshops in celebration of our 30th Anniversary Season!
Everyone is invited to join in for a free dance workshop with V'ni Dansi accompanied by a live fiddle player!
Date: Saturday, October 21, 2023
Time: 10 am - 11 am
Ages: 2 years to 92 years!
Registration capacity: 30 participants maximum
About the Workshop:
"Métis Jigging Workshop"
Come discover the joy of Métis culture. A Métis jigging instructor, accompanied by a live fiddle player, will share the traditional dances of their people. Métis jigs and dances come from the mixing of First Nations and European cultures in the days of the fur trade, and originated in community kitchen parties. In addition to the dance instruction, participants will also get a brief overview of the historical context of these dances. This workshop is for audiences of all ages and abilities, and the dance steps can even be learned from a chair.
About the artist/facilitator:
V'ni Dansi is a Vancouver-based traditional Métis and contemporary dance company dedicated to sharing the dances, stories and culture of the Métis. Led by Artistic Director, Yvonne Chartrand, V'ni Dansi holds the distinction of being the only company in Canada dedicated to both Métis and contemporary dance. Meaning "come and dance" in Michif, V'ni Dansi is thrilled to share the Métis people's joyful culture with audiences of all nations.
Photo by Pardeep Singh
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, Canada