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June 2015 News

Free Flow Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary

MOVING PICTURES - 20 YEARS OF FREE FLOW PHOTOGRAPHY!

This archive launch is the first of many events of 2015 that will be in honor to celebrate Free Flow’s 20 year anniversary.

Held at Dance Saskatchewan Centre on April 25, the event featured a digital slideshow of images from the photo archive and hard copies of many of the photographs were also on display. Also featured were original paintings by Iris Hauser who has painted many of our dance company members from productions over the past decade.

Free Flow also presented Pods from their repertoire and included a Costume Fashion Show from some of the best pieces from the past 2 decades.

INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY AT FREE FLOW

Free Flow once again hosted their very own International Dance Day on April 29 to showcase the diverse and talented multicultural groups in Saskatoon. Performances by:
Free Flow Dance Theatre performing Triptych and Laughing
Saskatoon Salsa Dance Co. featuring Grupo Caliente
Desert Beats Belly Dance performing Fan Veil Fusion and Drum Solo
Brady Academy of Irish Dance featuring soft-shoe and hard-shoe styles
Alpha Kids with improve break-dance Cypher
Katie Keller and Lorne Jensen performing an improvised West Coast Swing
Partners In Flight performing Acro Yoga
Janet Tam and Ronan Lefol with the Argentine Tango
Saskatoon Lindy Hop performing I Like Pie

FUNDRAISING

REFUNDABLE BOTTLE AND CAN CAN DRIVE

A HUGE THANK-YOU to everyone who had donated to our Refundable Bottle and Can Can Drive. So far we have raised over $350, beating last years donations. Last minute donations gladly accepted. Drop off at Free Flow Dance Centre in the side yard or give us a shout and we can send volunteers to pick up. Every little bit helps!

NAUGHTY BINGO

On March 28, Free Flow Dance Centre hosted the Naughty Bingo and included a half-time show including Hula Hoopster and Free Flow Dance. Further fundraising efforts from Cupcakes by Deirdre proved to be a yummy treat for the evening. All proceeds went to Free Flow Dance Theatre Company Inc.

DR. SKETCHY’S

Fabulous life drawing sessions continues on with sexy and unusual models, fun music and performances. Proceeds go to Free Flow Dance Theatre Company Inc. Theme events:
February 20 - Punk Rock
March 20 - Gender Diversity edition in collaboration with Avenue Community Centre
April 17 - Vintage Beauties
May 15 - Summer Fun

AERIAL SILKS APPARATUS FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN

Our goal is to raise $20,000 to add Aerial Silks to the Dance Centre to further promote performance and learning opportunities. So far we have raised around $4000 from our Variety Nights which has already been partially allocated for the engineered drawings. It has also been suggested to set up an online crowd sourced funding campaign to help raise the remaining funds. We have a long way to go yet. Your input for ideas and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

WORKSHOPS

THE BRAIN AND THE BODY CONNECTION; MAKING CONNECTIONS IN UNDERSTANDING CONTEMPORARY MOVEMENT

From March 5-May 21, a 12 week Free Community Dance Workshops produced by the Free Flow Dance Theatre Company, with Instructors Graham McKelvie and Jackie Latendresse. Funded by the Community Initiative Fund and in part by the City of Saskatoon, This workshop is about finding out about ourselves, our physical self and the things that have left a footprint upon us. It’s about using these observations and consequent realizations to experiment in the creative process. In this workshop we look at where movement comes from and where and how we can glimpse and access our essential and authentic selves. We investigate how this process can generate movement which, taken to the next level might be used in dance, theatre or performance art of any kind. We consider how movement quality is reflective of one’s emotional state and we discuss how this process of discovery can be used as a tool, both on a personal level and in creative and communicative endeavours, to learn, express and share in our human condition. This workshop wants to validate the individual and value the personal.

RETRO PIN-UP HAIR AND MAKEUP WORKSHOP

We got our glam on with this workshop on May 24 where participants learned basic techniques to create their own beautiful and classic pin up look through retro hair and makeup styles.

PERFORMANCES

VANGELI'S VARIETY NIGHT

Performing Free Flow’s popular Pods for the Ladies Night at Vangelis on March 23.

NATURE NURTURED VARIETY SHOW

Nature Nurtured was a variety show fundraiser for Saskatoon's Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation on Earth Day, April 22. The show focused on human connections with nature, featuring local poets, storytellers, musicians and dancers! Free Flow Dance Theatre Company performed contemporary dance Seasons.

MYTHOLOGICAL REQUIEM AT THE MENDEL ART GALLERY, RETROSPECTIVE REMOUNT PROGRAM

Two showings on May 17. Choreographed in 1997 and brought back in 2015 as a part of Free Flow Dance Theatre Company's 20 year anniversary, presented for the first time in Saskatoon by dancers from the youth company Dance in the Prairies School of Ballet. Based on mythology, the aesthetics of greek pottery and set to selection from Mozarts requiem, this work is the only contemporary ballet ever choreographed by founder and artistic director Jackie Latendresse.

YOUTH SCIENCE CAMP PROGRAM

Performing Pods once again at the University of Saskatchewan’s Youth Science Camp program.

UPCOMING EVENTS

DR. SKETCHY'S HAPPY HOUSEWIFE!

Kick off your weekend with a not so traditional home visit with the glamorous Rosebud burlesque club Troupe performer Chloe D Light who is the BEST at everything from cleaning and cooking to wining and dining… and of course does it all with finesse and style. Come home to this lovely lady and she will charm you right out of those pants and into something more comfortable with a cocktail in your hand! Proceeds from the bar go to Free Flow Dance Theatre. BYO robe if you want to get comfortable, sketch book and sketching supplies.

Friday June 19
Doors open at 7pm
Sketching starts at 7:15pm
$15 at the door plus tips for the models!

Featured Model:
Chloe D’Light

W.I.P NEW DANCE SERIES SHOWING!

Join Free Flow Dance Theatre on June 20 as they present the first showing of the 2015 Works In Progress New Dance Series.

Hear the choreographers speak about their work, see their new pieces and get a chance to offer written feedback and comments!

A special thank you to our supporters the Saskatchewan Arts Board, M French, Woods Body Goods, Lizee Gauthier Chartered accountants and The Roxy Theatre/Rainbow Cinemas!

Saturday June 20
Doors open at 7:30pm
Show at 8:00pm
$20 at the door

Featuring new works by:
Jackie Latendresse, Saskatoon
Paula Skotnitsky, Regina
Erica Jacks, Saskatoon
Nicole Andrea Pemberton, Calgary

Everyone is welcome!
Cash Concession and reception to follow the performance.

BACK ALLEY ANTICS 2015

Free Flow will once again be taking part in their annual Back Alley Antics on Saturday July 4th!

Join Free Flow Dance Theatre and friends for their annual back alley art expedition! Free of charge. Donations gratefully accepted.

Saturday July 4
Meet up in front of the AKA Gallery on 20th St. W. at 7pm Departure at 7:30pm
Featuring performances by:
Jackie Latendresse, Free Flow Dance Theatre
Mitchell Larsen and Jennifer Bezaire
Kyle Syverson
Karla Kloeble
Ryan J. Bradshaw

Plus see art works for the Street Meet festival along the way and join us for a special after party with extra performance by Free Flow, cash bar and music at the AKA Gallery.

This performance is in partnership with Street Meet and the AKA Gallery.

SAVE THE DATES

June 19 Dr. Sketchy's Happy Housewife
June 20 W.I.P. Dance Series
July 4 Back-Alley Antics
July 17 Dr. Sketchy
July 24 Free FLow Dance Centre Open House
October 4 Boudoir Photo-shoot Workshop with Ken Greenhorne Photography
November 27-29 Celebration of Dance Weekend

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