My how time flies, and so much has happened with Free Flow in the past few months. First, we are pleased to inform you that Free Flow has received funding from the Saskatchewan Arts Board, Canadian Council for the Arts, and the City of Saskatoon for this year! In addition, we'd like to remind you about the Annual General Meeting on March 27th at 3 pm at the Free Flow Dance Centre 224 25th St. W. Saskatoon. All are welcome to attend.
As well, we would like to welcome Dawn Opheim who has briefly taken over Ryan Bradshaw's duties as admin assistant for him while he is in Iceland working at his writing residency.
On February 16th, Free Flow did an extremely successful community workshop with the Big Brothers and Big Sisters in Saskatoon. It was very cold day of the workshop, but there were still 8-10 sets of brothers and sisters out there. This was a huge success. Free Flow has received wonderful feedback and praise from the organization and very much look forward to doing it again!
On March 6th Jackie Latendresse presented a new piece inspired by 'Breath' called “a tender and violent duet” with Lia Pas at the Mackenzie Art Gallery in Regina. This performance was in conjunction with the Blue Notes at the Blueprint series at the gallery, which is a tool for both emerging and established artists. The Blueprint Series Edition II invites audiences to witness works in progress in a low tech, low stress environment. Audience members are then encouraged to engage in a dialogue about the work. Discussions with the artists are led by individuals who are both knowledgeable and inquisitive. This work will also be presented at the SheBam Festival in Saskatoon this June.
On March 7th Free Flow presented Danny Grossman's 'Triptych' at the University of Saskatchewan. There was a showing of the piece, a talkback about the performance afterwards, and a brief workshop teaching some Grossman technique and elements of the piece.
March 26th, from 7-11pm, is Naughty Bingo at the Free Flow Dance Theatre (224, 25th Street West, Saskatoon). There will be prizes, live performances by the Rosebud Burlesque Club, Free Flow Dance, and others, and guest bingo callers! The door fee is $5, and each bingo card is $2 to play. Sponsors include: Positive Passions, For Lovers Only, Bodacious Bustlines, Hanky Panky, Mayhem Minerals, Skin Deep, Heavenly Decadence Hostessing, Harlequin Romance and more!
On April 6th a Mysterium Choir Show will take place at Grace Westminster United Church at 6pm. Jackie Latendresse, Kelly Van Damme, Micheal Bantjes and Danica McNab will perform “a small piece of sky” to an original composition by Lia Pas. They will be accompanied by the full choir during the performance. Contact the Grace Westminster Church for more details - 505 10th St. E Saskatoon or by phone at 653-1766.
April 10th there will be a pin-up hair workshop at the Free Flow Dance Theatre (224, 25th Street West, Saskatoon) from 6-9pm. The workshop will be led by by the lovely Ginger La Fringe of the Rosebud Burlesque Club. The cost to attend the workshop is $25 per person. Please register in advance through Jackie Latendresse at 665-5998 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 29th is International Dance Day! We will celebrate by presenting a dance showcase at the Free Flow Dance Theatre (224, 25th Street West, Saskatoon) at 7pm. Tickets are $8.00 at the door - look forward to seeing you there!
The Season Opener for the Works in Progress series is June 4th at at 8pm at the Free Flow Dance Theatre (224, 25th Street West, Saskatoon). Works by Jackie Latendresse, Newton Moraes and Rae Ann Nelison will be presented.
Stay tuned for more details about upcoming Brazilian and Contemporary Dance workshops instructed by Newton Moraes, our Works in Progress guest artist from Toronto.
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