Free Flow Update December 2005

As another year draws to a close I look back at the company’s endeavors with a smile. We have celebrated our ten year anniversary to the fullest this year by remounting works from the company’s first season as well as developed new ones.

RECENT EVENTS

Table Dances – an evening of live music and dance was held in November and was a complete success! The local dance community came out in support of Free Flow Dance Theatre and showed their stuff. Thanks go to Danza Morena Latin Dance Academy, def SOL, Amber Mc Grath, Liberty Andres, Marla Duerr, Sabrina Schoenfeld, Kelly Van Damme, Sylvia Gibson and Jasmine Randall for their hard work and their terrific performances! A special thanks also go to our sponsors: the Broadway Theatre, Live Five, Liberty’s Montreal smoked meats, SNTC, Massage Therapy at the DSI, Turning the Tides Book store and the Saskatoon Pilates Training Centre.
The event was extremely well attended and the audience was highly receptive. We would like to thank those of you who bid on the dances in the silent auction and who made donations to the Vaudeville Fusion Project.

December 6th Free Flow Dance Theatre participated at the Montreal Massacre memorial service at the YWCA in Saskatoon. We presented two works including “a small piece of sky” and “Waiting” at the service. The evening was dedicated to fighting violence against women and was very touching.

NEWS

The 2006 Free Flow Dance Theatre Wall Calendar is now available! For $17.95 you can own a limited edition wall calendar featuring photos from the past decade of performances. They are going fast so don’t delay, order today! A special thankyou goes to Rachel Neville at Studio 5th Ave. for helping us with this project and to Kelly Van Damme for her work on the formatting.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Dirty Bingo II the return of the FUNdraiser is scheduled for March 31st 2006. The event will be held at the DSI Centre in Saskatoon at 7:00pm. Stay tuned for details and sponsor lists!

April 21 and 22 2006 we will be producing our new show at the Refinery Theatre in Saskatoon. We are presenting a program of all NEW works, including “Waiting”, 3-2-1-, and Vertical Horizontal. Regina’s FADA Dance directed by Misty Wensel will also present their new show as we join forces in a weekend of contemporary dance! Ticket costs and times will be available soon.

International Dance Day Celebration – hosted by Free Flow Dance Theatre will take place on Saturday April 29th at the DSI Centre in Saskatoon at 7:30 pm. Tickets will be available at the door for $6.00, $5 DSI members. Come celebrate dance with us at this showcase of local talent. A variety of dance styles will be featured at this all ages event!

VAUDEVILLE FUNDRAISING UPDATE

The fundraising is well under way for our Vaudeville Fusion Project. We have raised $1400.00 for the project so far and are anticipating calendar sales to go well! You can make a donation to the project any time!

Private Donation Levels:
Ad Lib - $100-$250
Alley Oop - $250-$499
Boffo - $500- $999
Doughdy - $1000
Flash Act - $2000
Knockout - $3000
Headliner - $4000
Show Stopper - $5000

We would like to thank the following people:
Richard Rothenburger -Ad Lib Category, Saskatoon Women’s Community Coalition- Ad Lib Category.

The project is going into the production phase and we aim to fundraise $35000.00 so we can produce the show in the fall of 2006. Check our web site for more information on the project coming soon!

CLASSES

Modern Dance classes with Jackie Latendresse will begin on January 16th 2006.
Classes take place at the Refinery Theatre 609 Dufferin Ave. Saskatoon.
Beginner Modern – Mondays 6:30pm
Experienced Modern – Mondays 8:00pm
NEW* Youth Modern/Creative Dance Tuesdays 5:30pm

Register for classes by calling the Refinery at 306-653-3549. The cost is $80 for 8 weeks.

Two weekly Professional Company classes are open to advanced dancers for a drop in fee of $10. They take place Sundays 2:30pm and Fridays 5:30pm at the Saskatoon Pilates Training Centre 610 Broadway Ave. Guest Instructors in January include Sarah Nolan Downs – Ballet, and Kathy Bond – Pilates.

ON A PERSONAL NOTE>

Saskatoon’s winter held off until the end of November this year but has now hit full force. The dancers and I have braved -30 degrees weather to make it to rehearsals and now we seem to be getting an endless amount of snow too. Despite it all we have really warmed to each other and are truly enjoying our collaborative processes. I have been learning to knit (off the internet), madly making Christmas presents and am proudly sporting a knitting callus! I am really looking forward to spending some time in Ontario this holiday season with my family and friends. I hope to see many of you while I am there. I send out my warmest holiday wishes to all of you and may you have a wonderful new year!

Dancing across the Universe,
Jackie Latendresse

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