Artist Julie LeBel with community member Nissa Howard will facilitate a session at our Community Arts Dialogue.
Here’s a bit about Julie from http://communityarts.ning.com
- When have you created community through the arts?
- I’ve started in 2001 with a project involving 13 community dancers in my home town, Sept-Iles (QC) after coming back from studying dance in Montreal at UQAM. Since I’ve worked on several projects, always studying movement and play and often in the public space and with live musicians. ex. Drift-walks, Mobile Clubbing, Flash Mobs, various choreography or improvisations.
- Why are the community arts important?
- I have found community arts very beneficial for both me and the people I have had the chance to meet through projects. Personally, it allows me to bounce ideas and develop my field in a very direct manner. I think participants have had opportunity to move and think in a different way, learn about themselves and make important connections with new friends and people living in their community.
- What is CACV doing currently that most interests you?
- I’m interested in knowing what is happening in the field, the opportunities for projects and work as well as any workshops if there are some on gaining skills such as dialogue, working with specific communities or age groups.
- If we meet you at an event, how will we recognize you?
- Often coming to outdoor performances or public showing with my twin girls in a bright orange stroller!