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HOME: Our Way Workshop with Olivia C. Davies

  • University of Calgary 2500 University Drive Northwest Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4 Canada (map)

$15 Drop-in, CASH ONLY
Location | U of C - Studio: KNA 163
Attending | U of C SCPA & Community Drop-In
Focus | Dance & Story


Home: Our Way circles invite exploration of ideas about Home through creative writing and the moving body. We delve into questions of refuge, transition, identity, cultural norms, blood memory and explore what it means to be at Home in our lived experience. Participants are guided through improvisations and writing prompts that invoke authentic reaction and creative response to the spectrum of ideas we hold about Home; the spaces we inhabit, the memories we have accumulated, and our hopes and dreams for the future. Collaborative performance creation is an optional outcome. No previous experience required. Workshop is taught in English. Physical movement may be strenuous for some participants, however, all are encouraged to move at their own ability.

Culmination: Participants will have an accumulated body of words and actions that can be transferred from the page to the body and the body to the page. Collective co-creation develops a series of short dances accompanied by spoken/read aloud words, or the weaving together of unspoken/silent words described through dances.


Olivia C. Davies is a Contemporary dance artist, choreographer, and community-arts facilitator of mixed Euro-Anishinaabe heritage based in Vancouver, BC. Her practice has intrinsic ties to politics and justice in the creation of works that explore the emotional and political relationships between people and places. Her first full-length work “Crow’s Nest and Other Places She’s Gone” (2017) blends Contemporary dance, theatre, and street culture through an Indigenous lens. She is the founding Artistic Director of O.Dela Arts, Crow’s Nest Collective, and the Matriarchs Uprising Festival.

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