Dancing across the universe

Transforming Program Delivery in the Age of Social Distancing

Free Flow Dance Theatre is pleased to announce that we were awarded a grant for the SK Arts Special Initiatives Fund to perform much needed technological upgrades which have improved our ability to deliver programming and content online via video and live streaming. Thanks to the generosity of SK Arts we have improved our ability to deliver programming and produce content by both upgrading our existing equipment and procuring new audio/video equipment to deliver the best programming possible and document our work to expand our audience.

These equipment upgrades have made it possible for us to continue to deliver free community dance workshops to community organizations in Saskatoon and area in spite of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. This has also given us the ability to continue to facilitate the Brain Body Connection Workshop series, connecting students and Dance Instructors from all across Canada from the studio to their living rooms. Our workshop programming is now more accessible than it has ever been possible and we will continue to utilize these technological upgrades both in person and via online platforms once the pandemic is over.

In addition to improving our capacity to deliver programming, we are now able to continue to create and showcase performances in socially distanced settings. This includes continuing our yearly showing of Back Alley Antics, multiple outdoor performances of PODS and most recently our site-specific performance of DisDances. We now have the equipment we need to put on live performances in outdoor settings and document the experience to deliver content online for a wider audience than we could otherwise.

This year has been filled with challenges, but thanks to the SK Arts Special Initiatives Fund we have able to address the challenges of the age of closed theatres, social distancing and event capacity restrictions. We are grateful for SK Arts for helping us address these challenges so that we can transform our organization and continue to fulfil our mandate of making dance as an art accessible to all.

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