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Golden Groove: Lightning in a Bottle - Part 2

Two figures dancing together. The one on the right wears a patterned dress, their face turned to us. The one on the left wears a tuxedo. Their face is out of view.

Rose Hartman (American, born 1937). R. Couri Hayes and Zandra Rhodes, circa 1977. Courtesy of the artist. © Rose Hartman

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Golden Groove: Lightning in a Bottle - Part 2

Friday, March 19, 1 pm
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In partnership with the Koffler Centre of the Arts and their long-term community partner, Dancing with Parkinson’s, the AGO is inviting all seniors to participate in a series of dance workshops inspired by the AGO’s new exhibition, Studio 54: Night Magic.

Join poet Fan Wu to explore ideas of authenticity, facade and the capacity of language to express embodied experience, through experimental approaches to writing and movement. Participants will be guided through a series of writing prompts in which the process of writing comes about through improvisational movement.

Sarah Robichaud, Founder and Executive Director of Dancing with Parkinson's, will collaborate with Fan Wu to further encourage participants to be transported through movement as we celebrate Studio 54.

The specially curated program is an inclusive opportunity for all seniors to combat isolation and come together to explore, dance and celebrate the trailblazing aesthetics, performance styles and social freedoms connected with the Studio 54 era.

No dance experience required, all are welcome to join in for the fun and freedom of all things Studio 54. No need to have participated in Part 1.

 

Fan Wu (born in Baoding, China; based in Toronto, ON, Canada) is the wick at the tip of the candle of exhaustion. His practice moves between activating language’s capacities and exploring language’s beyond. He hosts critical reading/creative writing workshops in Toronto at Art Metropole, Mercer Union, and Trinity Square Video. You can find his writing online at MICE Magazine, baest journal, and Koffler Digital.

Dancing with Parkinson’s (DWP) core mission is to bring seniors out of isolation and into an artistic community where they can dance and connect with others. We provide a fun, safe environment where those with Parkinson's Disease can celebrate the artistry and potential of their own movement.

The Koffler Centre of the Arts is a cultural platform that explores critical ideas and concerns of our time through exhibitions, publications, performances, literary events and digital initiatives. We examine complex issues through transformative art experiences that stimulate intercultural dialogue and position Jewish identity in conversation with diverse perspectives and global voices.

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