Savannah Walling of Vancouver Moving Theatre will join Chris Tyrell and Hank Bull as First Responders at AGM, after the keynote on The Importance of the Community Arts. After all four speakers, we’ll open it up to the audience to share how the community arts have impacted you and your life.
Here’s some information about Savannah from Cultural Services, City of Vancouver, website when she and Terry Hunter were awarded the Cultural Harmony award.
Savannah Walling, a theatre artist and writer trained in dance, mime and music, is the artistic director of Vancouver Moving Theatre, a professional company she co-founded in 1983 and with which she has toured four continents and created over forty interdisciplinary productions.
Ms. Walling collaborates with artists of many genres and traditions to create interdisciplinary repertoire influenced by Vancouver’s Pacific Rim culture and her own inner city neighbourhood, the Downtown Eastside, where she has co-written, collaborated on and overseen the artistic development of many cultural development projects. Ms Walling writes articles and presents lectures on VMT’s interdisciplinary and community engaged practice at conferences and educational institutions throughout Canada and the US.
She was co-awarded a Jessie Richardson Award for Significant Artistic Achievement in Spectacle Design and received the 2008 British Columbia Community Achievement Award.